Ambassadors

These leaders of action help us on the journey to driving the much-needed systems change. They are involved, in a personal capacity, in driving systemic change and advocating for it, realising the importance of leadership during this Decade of Delivery.

  • Cherie Blair – Co-Founder and Chair of Omnia Strategy LLP
  • Gunhild Stordalen – Founder and Executive Chair, EAT Foundation
  • Hendrik Du Toit – Joint Chief Executive Officer, Investec Group
  • Lisa MacCallum – Former Nike IC VP, Founder and Chief strategist Inspired Companies
  • Kaysie Brown – Special Adviser and Head of Policy planning at UN Foundation
  • Mark Wilson – Non-Executive Director, BlackRock
  • Paul Polman – Former CEO Unilever and Co-founder and Chair of IMAGINE
  • Richard Curtis – Screenwriter, producer, film director & promoter climate change politics
  • Steve Howard – Secretary-General, Global Foundation
  • Steve Waygood – Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Aviva Investors
  • Wim Leereveld – Former Chair of the World Benchmarking Alliance and founder of the Access to Medicine Foundation

“EAT is proud to be a strategic partner to the WBA consultations and supports the development of metrics and indicators capturing the full range of co-benefits of sustainable and healthy diets. Competition makes us faster, collaboration makes us better. The WBA aims to do both. By ranking companies based on their contribution to the SDGs, competitive benchmarking can be a powerful catalyst for change.”

Gunhild Stordalen

Founder and Executive Chair, EAT Foundation

“Our clients expect us to meet their investment objectives as well those of society over the long term. The efforts of World Benchmarking Alliance will  assist asset managers to achieve this alignment.”

Hendrik Du Toit

Joint Chief Executive Officer, Investec Group

“The idea is simple. The World Benchmarking Alliance turns the SDGs into a corporate competitive sport. They draw up transparent data on performance and impact towards meeting the SDGs, and rank companies according to how well they are doing. This will motivate a race to the top, which is what the World Benchmarking Alliance is all about.”

Mark Wilson

Non-Executive Director, BlackRock

“I’m excited at the prospect of creating a strong alliance of stakeholders that will collectively shape and realise the World Benchmarking Alliance. I believe this will help to build momentum for what we call ‘cooperative globalisation’ at the Global Foundation – building an inclusive and sustainable future that realises the potential of the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Steve Howard

Secretary-General, Global Foundation

”Ranking companies on their actual behavior doesn’t only drive the top of the list to set new boundaries, it also stimulates the companies in the lower regions to adapt their strategy and behavior.”

Wim Leereveld

Former Chair of the World Benchmarking Alliance and founder of the Access to Medicine Foundation