Author Biographies

Abraham, Martin received his BS in chemical engineering in 1982 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his PhD in 1987 from the University of Delaware. After nearly 10 years at the University of Tulsa, he joined the chemical engineering department at the University of Toledo, serving as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering from 2000-2004 and currently as Dean of the Graduate School. Dr. Abraham has over 60 refereed publications and nearly 100 technical presentations in the area of chemical reaction engineering. He has served as chair for the Engineering Conferences International sponsored multi-disciplinary conference on "Green Engineering: Defining the Principles," and as Chair of the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. He was named the Outstanding Researcher in the College of Engineering and received the University of Toledo Outstanding Research Award in 1999.

Beaver, Earl R. is Chair of the Institute for Sustainability, Managing Partner of Practical Sustainability, LLC, and Chief Technical Advisor to BRIDGES to Sustainability; he retired from Monsanto after 30 years of service. In his final position there he was responsible for the development of new environmental technology solutions for Monsanto Company's diverse operations, internal and external advocacy for sus-tainability and pollution prevention, as well as the development of sustainability and eco-efficiency tools. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and a Director of the National Environmental Technology Institute. He has authored many publications and patents.

Beianger, Jean was the President of the Canadian Chemical Producers' Association from 1979 to 1996. Mr. Belanger currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Board to the Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology of the National Research Council. In 1996, he was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada. Mr. Belanger was appointed to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy in October 1996. Mr. Belanger is the Chair of the NRTEE's Ecological Fiscal Reform (EFR) and Energy Task Force.

Berger, Scott is Director of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), an Industrial Technology Alliance of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Mr. Berger holds SB and SM degrees in Chemical Engineering from the

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Berger's 27-year industrial career focused on "greener" and "inherently safer" technologies began at Rohm and Haas, then continued at Owens Corning, where he held positions in Environment, Health and Safety, including Director of Strategic EHS management.

Besly, Michael J. is a Manager in the Sustainability Business Solutions practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). This practice specializes in strategic assessment, opportunity and risk evaluation, and the design and implementation of sustainability programs. Michael holds a BSc in International Relations from Southampton University (UK) and an MBA from Boston University, where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma and with High Honors. He is also an associate member of the American Bar Association and the Environmental Law Institute.

Bigham, Joan is a partner at SmithOBrien, a management consulting firm on corporate responsibility, financial measurement, and executive learning. SmithOBrien is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Marc Brammer is Senior Research Analyst with Innovest Strategic Value Advisors in New York. Mr. Brammer covers companies in the specialty chemicals, industrial manufacturing, and automotive sectors and has researched a number of reports on corporate accountability and environmental policy. He holds a Masters degree in Political Theory from the Graduate Faculty of the New School University.

Constable, David J.C. is Director and Team Leader of the Environmental Product Stewardship Team in Corporate EHS at GlaxoSmithKline. David's Team is responsible for developing and championing programs, systems, tools and methodologies that integrate Sustainability, Life Cycle Inventory/Assessment, Total Cost Assessment, Green Chemistry and Green Technology activities into existing R&D and Global Manufacturing Supply business processes. The Team is also responsible for providing EHS support to New Product Supply Teams. David obtained a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Connecticut and a BS in Environmental Sciences, Air and Water Pollution, from Slippery Rock University.

Coyne, Karen, MS, CPEA, is a Vice President with CoVeris, Inc., the leading provider of independent corporate performance verification services. She is the current Chairman of the Board of BRIDGES to Sustainability™, a 501(c)(3) corporation fostering practical sustainable development implementation, and Past-President of The Auditing Roundtable, the leading professional association for EHS auditors. Consulting to Fortune 50 and multinational companies for 20 years, Ms. Coyne's practice includes corporate environmental strategy and verification; environmental management systems development, implementation and certification (ISO 14001); environmental performance reporting; and financial market implications of voluntary environmental, health and safety (EHS) activities.

Dorfman, Mark is an environmental scientist working in the public interest sector since 1987 to promote pollution prevention strategies, particularly in the chemical industry. He has authored or co-authored ten sustainability reports ranging from chemical industry case studies to national water pollution report cards. Through a

2002 Chemical Heritage Foundation fellowship, Mr. Dorfman created an introductory lecture on biomimicry and the chemical industry.

Dourson, Michael directs Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the best use of toxicity data for estimating risk assessment values. Dr. Dourson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and served on its Board as President, Vice President and Treasurer. He has published more than 80 papers on risk assessment methods, co-authored over 100 government risk assessment documents, and made over 100 invited presentations. He recently received the Society of Toxicology's Arnold J. Lehman Award. For 15 years, Dr. Dourson held leadership roles in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as chair of EPA's Reference Dose (RfD) Work Group, charter member of the EPA's Risk Assessment Forum, and chief of the group that helped create the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) in 1986.

Funk, Karina manages the emerging technologies investment programs at the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, programs that provide venture financing, networking opportunities, and other resources for entrepreneurs in the state. Prior to joining the Trust, Karina spearheaded research and consulting at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, focusing on intangibles valuation and its links with environmental management. Karina's work at the intersection of technology, finance, and the environment have led to private sector and government roles in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, as well as numerous publications and speaking engagements on the business case for sustainability. Karina holds Masters degrees at MIT as a National Science Foundation Fellow, and a post-graduate degree in Technology and Management from the Ecole Polytechnique in France.

Gable, Cate is President of Axioun Communications International (www.axioun. com) and serves as Director of Product Stewardship for the Future 500 (www. future500.org). Gable is the author of Strategic Action Planning NOW! (St. Lucie Press, 2000) and teaches "Strategic Action Planning and Innovation for the New Century" at the top business college in Paris, France, Ecoles des Hautes Etudes Commerciales. Gable is an expert facilitator in the new field of multistakeholder dialog.

Gadagbui, Bernard joined Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) in 2004 as a toxicologist after a combined eight-year toxicologist position at the University of Florida and the Bureau of Pesticides of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Dr. Gadagbui has a wealth of research and teaching experience in environmental toxicology, experience in evaluating human health risks posed by chemicals including pesticides and in developing health-related toxicity values for chemicals, and is familiar with state and federal pesticide regulations and risk assessment.

Geiser, Kenneth is Professor of Work Environment and Director of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr. Geiser is one of the authors of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act and served as Director of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute from its founding in 1990 to 2003. His research and writing focus on pollution prevention and cleaner production, toxic chemicals management, international chemicals policy, safer technologies, and green chemistry and, in 2001, he completed a book, Materials Matter: Towards a Sustainable Materials Policy, published by MIT Press. As a recognized expert on environmental and occupational health policy, he has served on various advisory committees for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the United Nations Environment Program.

Gillen, Art has over 30 years experience in environmental regulatory and legislative support and environmental management systems within the chemical industry. After 25 years with Union Carbide and BASF Corporation in their corporate groups, he has spent the last five years providing environmental consulting support to private industry, EPA and the U.S. Air Force. He recently worked with the American Chemistry Council on its pilot program combining the requirements of Responsible Care® with ISO 14001. He has been associated with SOCMA's environmental activities for nearly 20 years. He has a BE and ME in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Greener, Catherine, Principal and Leader of Rocky Mountain Institute's Commercial and Industrial Team, has more than 20 years of experience in industrial quality management, lean manufacturing, operations and manufacturing sustainability. Ms. Greener holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Michigan.

Haber, Lynne has more than 12 years of experience in applying risk assessment methods in evaluating the toxicity, toxicokinetics, and mode of action of chemicals. Her current interests are in the application of mechanistic information in risk assessment and in methods for extending the dose-response curve to low doses. Other current work includes research on children's risk issues, consideration of mode of action in cancer risk assessment, incorporating data on polymorphisms into risk assessment, and development of scientifically based occupational exposure limits.

Hileman, Doug is a Director in the Sustainability Business Solutions practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). He is also the primary Western Region contact for Sustainability, including environmental, health and safety, corporate social responsibility, reporting and communications, and supply chain issues. Doug has 28 years of experience in the field, including nine in industry for chemical and energy companies. Doug is a Qualified Environmental professional, a registered Professional Engineer (California, Ohio), and a Nevada Registered Environmental Manager. Doug has a BS in Chemical Engineering, a BS in Mathematics (both from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology) and an MBA (Cleveland State University).

Heine, Lauren joined GreenBlue as Director of Applied Science after four years with Zero Waste Alliance (ZWA), where she was Director of Green Chemistry and Engineering. Earlier, Lauren was a Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the Industrial Chemicals Branch of the U.S. EPA.

At EPA she worked with the Green Chemistry Program, promoting R&D of products and processes with benign human and environmental health impacts. She was senior editor for two American Chemical Society Symposium Series books, Green Chemical Syntheses and Processes and Green Engineering. As Director of Applied Science, she guides the development of technical tools and approaches that help organizations integrate principles of Green Chemistry and Engineering into their operations to become more sustainable. She has a doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University.

Kalafut, Pamela Cohen and Jonathan Low are Partners in Predictiv LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in performance management, organizational design, and the measurement of intangibles like leadership. They have over ten years experience working with companies that range from the Fortune 500 to start-up enterprises. In the public sector, they have worked with the U.S. Defense Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Commerce. They are the authors of numerous studies evaluating the impact of intangibles on financial and operational outcomes. Their work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New York Times, and they have appeared on ABC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN. They have testified before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the European Commission, and the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. Jon and Pam are the authors of Invisible Advantage: How Intangibles Are Driving Business Performance, published by Perseus Press in 2002.

Larson, Andrea conducts research and teaches as a member of the faculty at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. Her work focuses on corporate entrepreneurial innovation at the nexus of business and natural systems. A forthcoming book and wide range of curriculum materials highlight cost, profit, and market advantage opportunities for firms adopting sustainability principles.

Laurin, Lise founded EarthShift to focus on supporting businesses that help the Earth. EarthShift supports and sells lifecycle assessment (LCA) and total cost assessment (TCA) software, and provides LCA and TCA consulting in association with Sylvatica. Prior to EarthShift, Lise consulted with a number of high-tech and environmental organizations, providing market research and marketing strategy. Lise uses skills developed through 20 years in manufacturing firms within the semiconductor industry. She began her professional life as a process engineer at Intel. She holds a BS in Physics from Yale University.

Liroff, Richard A., a political scientist, is Senior Fellow in the Toxics Program at World Wildlife Fund in Washington, DC. Dr. Liroff has published numerous books and reports on a wide range of environmental policy issues. Currently he is developing a benchmarking framework that can be used by corporate managers and investors for rating corporate management of toxic chemicals in consumer products. The views expressed here are his own and not necessarily those of World Wildlife Fund.

Low, Jonathan Predictiv (see Kalafut and Low).

Machado, Joe is currently the Manager of Technology Strategy and Innovation for Shell Chemicals. Prior to that, Joe was Manager of Sustainable Development for Shell Chemicals for four years, leading the effort to implement sustainable development across Shell chemicals companies' global petrochemical operations and business units. Joe has a PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering and a BS in Plastics Engineering. He joined Shell in 1988 in Houston, Texas, working in polymer product research. Since then, he has worked in technology, manufacturing, business development, and sustainable development for Shell in a number of locations in the United States, United Kingdom, and Belgium. Joe holds over 25 patents, has written numerous articles, and lectured at many universities both on technical subjects and on sustainable development, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for business.

Mathis, Mitch is Environmental Economist at the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), where he specializes in natural resource and environmental policy and Latin American geography. He established and leads HARC's Valuing Nature in Texas program, and has worked extensively on issues concerning water, development, and the environment. Mitch holds a doctorate in economics from The University of Texas at Austin.

Meyer, Stephanie is a Principal of Stratos, a Canadian-based sustainability consultancy. She works with a wide range of private and public sector clients to improve their sustainability performance through enhanced performance measurement, management and reporting practices. She was project head for Stratos's 2001 and 2003 benchmark surveys of corporate sustainabiity reporting in Canada: Stepping Forward and Beyond Confidence.

Miller, Keith J. leads the Environmental Initiatives and Sustainability Group within the Environmental Technology and Safety Services (ET&SS) organization at 3M. He is responsible for 3M environmental initiatives including Environmental Targets for 2005 (ET'05), Pollution Prevention Pays (3P), and the Global Climate Change Program. He also leads sustainability activities including sustainability reporting, metrics and goals development/implementation and strategic planning.

Norris, Greg founded and directs Sylvatica, a lifecycle assessment (LCA) research consulting firm. Norris co-developed the Total Cost Assessment program, TCAce. He is Program Manager for the United Nations' Environment Program's (UNEP) global Life Cycle Initiative. He teaches graduate courses on LCA and Industrial Ecology at the Harvard School of Public Health. He consults to UNEP, Federal and state agencies in the United States, and the private and nonprofit sectors worldwide. Norris is founder and executive director of New Earth, a foundation for grassroots sustainable development. Norris is Adjunct Research Professor at the University of New Hampshire, a Program Associate at Kansas State University, and an editor of the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.

Ochsenkuehn, Rainer is a project manager at First Environment, Inc. His work includes consulting, auditing, and training regarding ISO 14001, RC14001, and

RCMS. He is a highly regarded RAB-certified Lead Auditor performing certification audits for ISO 14001 and RC14001. He has developed and performed training courses and presentations for ACC regarding RC14001 and RCMS, as well as numerous public and inhouse workshops on EHSMS implementation and auditing. He is principal author of the Introduction to ISO 14000 Handbook and other papers on management system inplementation and integration.

Pojasek, Robert is president of Pojasek & Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in process improvement and performance measurement. He is also an adjunct professor at Harvard University, where he teaches a distance-learning course on the path to sustainable development.

Poltorzycki, Stephen is the founder and President of The Boston Environmental Group, a firm dedicated to providing excellence in environmental, health and safety ("EHS") consulting. The focus of his work is to assist clients with sustainable development and EHS strategy, organizational and management challenges in maximizing the business value of their EHS activities. For these clients he has developed strategies and processes to create and deliver business value, evaluated and designed organizational frameworks, and assessed, designed, and implemented management systems to assure compliance, manage risk, and obtain competitive advantage. He is the author of Creating Environmental Business Value, published by Crisp Publications in 1998, as well as a number of articles in various publications on the subjects of environmental management and sustainable development.

Reed, Don is a Principal with Ecos Corporation, a corporate advisory that works with companies to reduce business risks and open up new opportunities to lower costs, increase capital efficiency, and enhance growth. As a Chartered Financial Analyst, he brings a rigorous financial perspective to demonstrating and measuring the relationship between sustainability and shareholder value. Prior to joining Ecos, he led the World Resources Institute's corporate engagement program, served as Director of Research at The Carson Group (a capital markets advisory), and co-founded Excelsior Capital Corporation.

Rittenhouse, Dawn is Director, Sustainable Development, for the DuPont Company. Dawn joined DuPont in 1980 and has held positions in Technical Service, Sales, Marketing, and Product Management within the Packaging and Industrial Polymers business and Crop Protection businesses. In late 1997, she began working in the corporate organization to assist DuPont businesses integrate sustainability strategies into strategy and business management processes. She leads DuPont's efforts at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and with the UN Global Compact. She also manages the corporate recognition program for Sustainable Growth Excellence. In 2001 and 2002, Dawn served as co-chair of the GEMI working group that developed the SD PlannerTM. She also co-chaired the WBCSD working groups on Innovation and Technology and Sustainability through the Market. Dawn has a double major in Chemistry and Economics from Duke University.

Robert, Karl-Henrik, is one of Sweden's foremost cancer scientists who, in 1989, initiated the organization "The Natural Step." In 1982, Dr. Robert became a Professor of Internal Medicine. In 1984, he won the Swedish Hematological Association Research Award. From 1985 to 1993 he headed the Division of Clinical Hematology and Oncology and the Department of Medicine, Huddinge Hospital. He was Editor of Reviews in Oncology from 1987 to 1993. In 1995, Dr. Robert was appointed Professor of Resource Theory at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has written many publications on the environment and sustainability, including: "Det Naturliga Steget," a booklet distributed to all households and schools in Sweden, "From the Big Bang to Sustainable Societies" with K.-E. Eriksson in Reviews in Oncology, and "Socio-ecological principles for sustainability," with Holmberg and Eriksson, published in Practical Applications of Ecological Economics.

Savitz, Andy is a Partner in the Environmental and Sustainability Services group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). He assists companies to manage risks and identify opportunities related to economic, environmental, and social activities -the "triple bottom line" of sustainability. Andy specializes in strategic assessment, risk evaluation, and the design and implementation of sustainability programs. As a former senior environmental regulator, Andy also provides traditional environmental services, including development of compliance-focused environmental management systems and litigation support. Andy graduated Phi Beta Kappa, from the Johns Hopkins University, attended New College, Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor of the Law Review.

Scarbrough, Paul is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada and a SmithOBrien consultant. His research interests are cost reduction and the effect of corporate culture on the use of cost reduction methods. Prior appointments include Boston University and Bentley College. International teaching experience includes Waseda University (Tokyo) and Vaxjo University (Sweden).

Schoen, Elizabeth C. Girardi is Senior Director EHS Strategic Partnerships & Planning of Pfizer Inc. Liz is responsible for setting strategy, establishing programs and systems for all EHS, and for ensuring the success of internal and external partnerships.

Schwanhold, Ernst is Head of the competence center Environment, Safety & Energy at BASF Aktiengesellschaft. He was born in Osnabriick, Germany, in 1948. After training as a laboratory assistant, he studied chemical engineering in Paderborn and graduated as an engineer.

Shanley, Agnes is currently Editor-in-Chief of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine, published by Putman Media. She has specialized in covering the pharmaceutical and chemical industries as well as environmental and business issues for companies including McGraw-Hill and Chemical Week, and has also worked in the competitive intelligence and market research field. She has a BA from Barnard College and a degree in life sciences from the City University of New York.

Sherman, Dave is a founding partner of Sustainable Value Partners, a strategy consulting firm that helps companies deliver business value from social, environmental, and economic leadership. He has more than 25 years of experience in strategy consulting and process industries. He is currently a Mandel Fellow at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University where he is earning an Executive Doctorate. He holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.

Sigman, Richard is a Principal Administrator for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Since joining in 1993, he has been responsible for OECD's work on risk management, new chemicals, pesticides, biocides, environment and trade, environmental outlooks, and liaison with newly emerging economies. From 1990 to 1992, he worked for the U.S. Chemical Manufacturers Association (now called the American Chemistry Council), as director of the Air Program. Prior to joining CMA, Mr. Sigman worked for the Executive Office of the U.S. President, and the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Toxic Substances.

Smith, Neil is co-founder and managing partner at SmithOBrien in Boston, where he leads the firm's corporate responsibility auditing and financial measurement capabilities and shareholder resolution advisory service. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in helping corporations apply their core values and code of practice as the foundation for organizational change and growth. He has authored journal articles and books on corporate responsibility, including "Shopping for Safer Boat Care." He is an adjunct faculty member at Boston's College's Carroll School of Management, a guest lecturer on corporate responsibility at the Harvard University School of Public Health, and a consultant for the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College.

Spitz, Peter has spent most of his career in the chemical industry, first as a group leader and executive at Esso Engineering and Scientific Design Company, and later as head of Chem Systems, a respected global management consulting firm. He recently founded Chemical Advisory Partners. He is the author of two books on the chemical industry.

Taschler, David R., PE is a business manager at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. in Allentown, PA and an adjunct professor in the Engineering Division at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. He conducted his doctoral research on the "Characteristics of Board of Director Members and Corporate Commitment to Sustainable Development" at the University of Phoenix. Dr. Taschler is a former Management Verifier for the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care program and is a member of the AIChE Sustainability Division and the Academy of Management.

Thorpe, Beverley is International Director of Clean Production Action, a nonprofit resource for advocacy groups working towards sustainable chemicals policy and clean product design. As a consultant she has also worked internationally with governments and industry to promote sustainable materials strategy.

Tickner, Joel is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Work Environment at the School of Health and Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell. His scholarly interests include development of innovative scientific methods and policies to implement a precautionary and preventive approach to decision-making under uncertainty. His teaching and research focus on regulatory science and policy, risk assessment, and cleaner production.

Underwood, Joanna D. is the President of INFORM, Inc., a national, nonprofit environmental research organization, which she founded in 1974 to identify practical and innovative solutions to some of this country's most complex environmental and health-related challenges. INFORM's research is widely used by government, business, and environmental leaders around the world. Ms. Underwood is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and holds an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Wheaton College. In 2000, she was named by The Earth Times as one of the 100 most influential voices in the global environmental movement. She is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who of American Women.

Verrico, Brad is President of Verrico Associates, LLC. He has consulted with over 130 chemical and petrochemical companies about Responsible Care®, has visited over 250 facilities and interviewed over 8500 employees, from CEOs to plant operations staff. Mr. Verrico has trained over 250 people in RC14001 and RCMS. He personally developed much of the RC14001 technical specification and guidance documents currently being used today. He also helped to develop the technical specification and guidance documents for the ACC's Responsible Care Management System (RCMS), the "non-ISO" option for Responsible Care certification. He is a Certified Professional Environmental, Health, and Safety Auditor (CPEA) from the Board of Environmental, Health, and Safety Auditing Certification (BEAC).

Vigon, Bruce W. is a Research Leader in Battelle's Chemical and Environmental Technologies group. He has over 28 years of experience conducting successful research and development programs for his clients, including analysis and management of diverse issues associated with products and processes in the chemical, defense, and energy industry sectors. Mr. Vigon has led Battelle's efforts in the development and application of methods for integrated lifecycle assessment (LCA) of products and materials. Mr. Vigon's educational background combines a strong science capability (BS, Chemistry, University of Illinois, and MS, Water Chemistry, University of Wisconsin) with related competencies in engineering, economics, resource management and statistics (MS, Water Resources, University of Wisconsin).

Wade, Mark joined Shell in 1979 as a research biochemist. Since then he has served in a wide variety of roles for Chemicals and Shell International. In 1997 he moved to the Corporate Centre to become a founder member of Shell's Sustainable Development Group as head of Sustainable Development Strategy, Policy and Reporting. In early 2003 he moved into Leadership Development to lead the sustainable development learning programme. Mark currently serves as Shell's Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and is Chairman of the Business Network of the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS).

Waage, Sissel launched and directs the R&D Program at The Natural Step. She develops strategy and implements research and strategic dialog projects. In addition, Sissel works with the Services Group advising Fortune 500 companies on integration of sustainability into strategy, operations, and reporting. Previously, she worked with Sustainable Northwest and the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) East and Southern Africa Program. Her work has been published in numerous journals, and she edited the book, Ants, Galileo, and Gandhi: Designing the Future of Business through Nature, Genius, and Compassion (Greenleaf Publications, 2003). Sissel has a PhD and MS from the University of California, Berkeley, in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, and BA degree magna cum laude from Amherst College. She studied at University of Oslo, Norway, as a Fulbright Scholar.

Weinrach, Jeff has been a senior examiner and is currently Lead Judge for Quality New Mexico, as well as a judge and senior examiner for the Green Zia Environmental Excellence Program. Dr. Weinrach has 13 years of experience in pollution prevention, waste minimization, and related environmental quality programs. He has provided leadership to the Pollution Prevention Program Office at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and has worked to bring innovative approaches to LANL pollution prevention and waste minimization activities. He has worked with the U.S. DOE, U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Defense, the state of New Mexico, and the University of New Mexico (UNM) to integrate ideas and projects. He has served as co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing and has served on the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. He has served as General Chairman of the International Congress of Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing and Chairman of the New Mexico Pollution Prevention Advisory Council. He writes a regular column for Environmental Quality Management entitled "The Business of EQM."

Wiesner, Mark R. is the Director of the Environmental and Energy Systems Institute at Rice University, where he holds appointments as Professor in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. His recent research addresses the applications of emerging nanomaterials to membrane science and water treatment and an examination of the fate and transport of nano-materials in the environment.

Yosie, Terry is Vice-President, Responsible Care, American Chemistry Council. He has served in senior management positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the petroleum industry, and management consulting. He has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology and is the author of over 50 publications.

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