Paul joins us at an important stage as we develop transformative benchmarks to comprehensively assess the progress of 2,000 key companies needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and accelerate corporate sustainability beyond 2030.

Gerbrand Haverkamp, Executive Director, commenting on the appointment said: “Paul shares the mission of WBA to create a movement that incentivizes business to deliver on SDGs, creating a positive impact on society. The rigor he has shown both as a CEO and in various governance roles will be invaluable to WBA as we aim to scale our work in the year to come. His deep knowledge of the wider corporate reporting ecosystem will be critical to the WBA as we all ask companies to step up and demonstrate their delivery on key areas like human rights, climate action, gender equality, digital inclusion and sustainable food systems. I am delighted to welcome Paul to our Board.”

“I have been following WBA since well before it was formally created – as an idea whose time has come. I could not resist helping to make it happen in whatever capacity and am honoured to be chosen as its new Chairman. The benchmarks we are advocating and creating at WBA will be game changing in achieving the goals that capital markets, economies and societies now require – how exciting is that!”
Paul Druckman

Wim Leereveld, our acting chair, said: “It has been an inspiration to help building WBA as founding chair through its inception phase. I now look forward to working with Paul Druckman and I believe his deep leadership experience will help WBA grow in its important next phase.’’ Gerbrand Haverkamp extended his thanks to Wim Leereveld: “Wim has been a personal source of inspiration and motivation. We are proud that WBA is building on his pioneering work that started a decade ago with the creation of the Access to Medicine Index that still serves as an example to many.”

On the Board, Paul joins Elizabeth Cousens, Deputy CEO of the UN Foundation; Josien Piek, Head of EMEA of GRESB and Kirstine Cooper, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Aviva.