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Business and biodiversity assessment experts

Information on the call for the nomination of experts for the IPBES methodological assessment of the impact and dependence of business on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people (business and biodiversity assessment) is available here

The group of experts that will prepare the business and biodiversity assessment, selected by the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of IPBES, is comprised of experts and practitioners with outstanding expertise related to the impact and dependency of different economic sectors on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people.  Experts and practitioners come from a diversity of backgrounds, including from academia and the private sector, and bring to the assessment process a diversity of relevant disciplines, expertise and domains. 

They have been selected in their individual expert capacity and not to represent the views of any public or private organization. The Multidisciplinary Expert Panel aimed at a wide geographical representation from the five UN regions and gender balance, within the limits of the pool of nominations received.  

Additional experts may be selected in line with the procedure for filling gaps in expertise set out in annex I to decision IPBES-4/3.

Experts

Chapter 1: Setting the scene

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Matt Jones Chair United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord (le)
UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) ORCID logo 0000-0002-5690-4274
Steve Polasky Chair United States of America États-Unis d'Amérique (les)
University of Minnesota ORCID logo 0000-0003-4934-2434
Ximena Rueda Chair Colombia Colombie (la)
États-Unis d'Amérique (les)
Universidad de los Andes
Jane Ingram Coordinating lead author United States of America États-Unis d'Amérique (les)
Pollination ORCID logo 0000-0001-8365-7910
Vanesa Rodriguez Osuna Coordinating lead author Germany Bolivie (État plurinational de)
Allemagne (l')
UNEP Finance Initiative
Indah Budiani Lead author Indonesia Indonésie (l')
Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) ORCID logo 0000-0001-6234-7489
Edgar De Jesus Lead author Philippines Philippines (les)
Business for Sustainable Development ORCID logo 0009-0004-0951-1218
Luis Inostroza Lead author Chile Chili (le)
Mendel University in Brno ORCID logo 0000-0002-6303-4529
Elikana Kalumanga Lead author United Republic of Tanzania République-Unie de Tanzanie (la)
University of Dar es Salaam
Anouska Perram Lead author Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) Australie (l')
Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord (le)
Forest Peoples Programme ORCID logo 0000-0002-1657-2113
Lisen Schultz Lead author Sweden Suède (la)
Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm university ORCID logo 0000-0003-4763-8872
Jay Shimshack Lead author United States of America États-Unis d'Amérique (les)
University of Virginia ORCID logo 0000-0002-8903-2070
Gabi Teren Lead author South Africa Afrique du Sud (l')
The Endangered Wildlife Trust ORCID logo 0000-0002-4466-9756
Rachel Tiller Review editor Norway Norvège (la)
SINTEF Ocean ORCID logo 0000-0002-2505-9194
Raphael Ayambire Fellow Canada Ghana (le)
University of Manitoba ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0
PRIYA PRIYADARSHINI Fellow Agroecosystem Specialist Group Inde (l')
Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University ORCID logo 0000-0002-0441-453X

Chapter 2: How does business depend on biodiversity?

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Benis N. Egoh Coordinating lead author South Africa Cameroun (le)
University of California, Irvine ORCID logo 0000-0002-9126-7784
Jaime Garcia Marquez Coordinating lead author Colombia Colombie (la)
Hongxia Duan Lead author Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development Chine (la)
Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development
Jacob Hochard Lead author United States of America États-Unis d'Amérique (les)
University of Wyoming - Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources ORCID logo 0000-0002-9502-2602
Wooyeong Joo Lead author Republic of Korea République de Corée (la)
National Institute of Ecology ORCID logo 0000-0003-1755-6868
Sofia Lopez-Cubillos Lead author Colombia
ORCID logo 0000-0002-9899-9099
Ivan Paspaldzhiev Lead author Bulgaria Bulgarie (la)
EY denkstatt
Hristina Prodanova Lead author National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Bulgarie (la)
National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (NIGGG-BAS) ORCID logo 0000-0003-2453-8975
Marije Schaafsma Lead author Netherlands (Kingdom of the) Pays-Bas (les)
Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Louise Willemen Lead author Netherlands (Kingdom of the) Pays-Bas (les)
ITC University of Twente, Netherlands ORCID logo 0000-0003-1026-5865
Edson Gandiwa Review editor Zimbabwe Zimbabwe (le)
Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority ORCID logo 0000-0003-0708-350X
Niak Sian Koh Fellow Malaysia Malaisie (la)
Stockholm Resilience Centre ORCID logo 0000-0001-7657-3102
Tuija Lankia Fellow Finland Finlande (la)
Natural resources institute Finland

Chapter 3: How does business impact biodiversity?

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Ryo Kohsaka Coordinating lead author Japan Japon (le)
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences ORCID logo 0000-0001-6822-4340
Lisa Mandle Coordinating lead author United States of America États-Unis d'Amérique (les)
Natural Capital Project, Stanford University ORCID logo 0000-0002-1420-8529
Joseph Bull Lead author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord (le)
University of Oxford ORCID logo 0000-0001-7337-8977
Kishaylin Chetty Lead author South Africa Afrique du Sud (l')
Endangered Wildlife Trust ORCID logo 0000-0003-1374-1206
Beatrice Crona Lead author Sweden Suède (la)
Stockholm Resilience Centre ORCID logo 0000-0003-1617-4067
Mark Johnston Lead author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord (le)
BP plc
Nicholas Oguge Lead author Kenya Kenya (le)
University of Nairobi
Rajat Panwar Lead author United States of America Inde (l')
Oregon State University
Claudia Romero Lead author Colombia Colombie (la)
États-Unis d'Amérique (les)
University of Florida ORCID logo 0000-0003-4589-4231
Habiba Atta Review editor Nigeria Nigéria (le)
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria ORCID logo 0000-0003-3918-5666
Sasha Gennet Review editor The Nature Conservancy États-Unis d'Amérique (les)
The Nature Conservancy ORCID logo 0000-0002-6338-5337
Daniel Itzamna Avila Ortega Fellow Mexico Mexique (le)
Stockholm Resilience Centre ORCID logo 0000-0002-0394-3827
SHARON CHELANGAT Fellow Kenya Kenya (le)
The National Treasury-Kenya ORCID logo 000-001-5591-8300

Chapter 4: Approaches for measurement of business dependencies and impacts on biodiversity

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Sharon Brooks Coordinating lead author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord (le)
UNEP-WCMC ORCID logo 0000-0001-8744-3557
Michal Kulak Coordinating lead author Switzerland Pologne (la)
Robeco Switzerland ORCID logo 0000-0002-4599-3195
Clément Feger Lead author France France (la)
AgroParisTech / University of Montpellier ORCID logo 0000-0003-0157-3292
Heera Lee Lead author Republic of Korea République de Corée (la)
Konkuk University ORCID logo 0000-0002-3869-0698
Bruna Pavani Lead author Brazil Brésil (le)
International Institute for Sustainability - IIS ORCID logo 0000-0003-1648-8226
Stephan Pfister Lead author Switzerland Suisse (la)
ETH Zurich ORCID logo 0000-0001-8984-2041
Mark van Oorschot Lead author Netherlands (Kingdom of the) Pays-Bas (les)
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency ORCID logo 0000-0002-2884-6265
Francesca Verones Lead author Norway Suisse (la)
Italie (l')
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Ederson Augusto Zanetti Lead author Global Conservation Standard Brésil (le)
Global Conservation Standard ORCID logo 0009-0005-4766-8563
Angelica Faria de Resende Review editor Brazil Brésil (le)
University of Sao Paulo and University of Stirling ORCID logo 0000-0002-9875-1122
Michael Vardon Review editor Australia Australie (l')
Australian National University ORCID logo 0000-0002-5708-6824
Jacob Bedford Fellow UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord (le)
ORCID logo 0000-0001-8595-5727
David Nemecek Fellow Third Generation Environmentalism Tchéquie (la)
E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism) ORCID logo 0000-0002-5028-4270

Chapter 5: Businesses as key actors of change: options for action by business

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Amrei von Hase Coordinating lead author South Africa Afrique du Sud (l')
World Conservation Society
Jacolette Adam Lead author Exigent Afrique du Sud (l')
Exigent ORCID logo 0000-0003-4453-0110
Steven Dickinson Lead author TotalEnergies France (la)
Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord (le)
TotalEnergies SE ORCID logo 0000-0003-1480-8548
Marie-Hélène ENRICI Lead author SOLVAY / RHODIA France (la)
SOLVAY ORCID logo 0000-0001-5696-4376
Thao Fabregas Lead author Crédit Agricole S.A. France (la)
États-Unis d'Amérique (les)
Credit Agricole S.A. ORCID logo 0000-0003-2978-573X
Pippa Howard Lead author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord (le)
NatureMetrics ORCID logo 0000-0002-2171-6951
Dr Hishmi Husain Lead author Tata Steel Limited Inde (l')
Tata Steel Ltd. ORCID logo 0000-0002-6751-8387
Felicia Lasmana Lead author High Conservation Value Network Indonésie (l')
HCV Network ORCID logo 0000-0002-9291-4293
Natalia Lutti Lead author Brazil Brésil (le)
Olga Barbosa Review editor Chile Chili (le)
Universidad Austral de Chile, Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas
Tuan Nguyen Fellow Belgium Viet Nam (le)
Hasselt University ORCID logo 0000-0003-3495-178X

Chapter 6: Creating an enabling environment for business: options for actions by Governments, the financial sector and civil society

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Katie Leach Coordinating lead author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord (le)
Lloyds Banking Group
Rafael Loyola Coordinating lead author Brazil Brésil (le)
International Institute for Sustainability ORCID logo 0000-0001-5323-2735
Syed Mohazri Bin Syed Hazari Lead author DHI Water & Environment (Malaysia) Malaisie (la)
PETRONAS ORCID logo 0009-0000-6463-4828
Anthony Chatwin Lead author United States of America États-Unis d'Amérique (les)
Smart Nature Solutions ORCID logo 0000-0002-4117-6905
Inonge Mukumbuta Guillemin Lead author Namibia Zambie (la)
Namibie (la)
United Nations University FLORES ORCID logo 0000-0002-2596-0708
Caroline Leenders Lead author Netherlands (Kingdom of the) Pays-Bas (les)
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Mi Sun Park Lead author Republic of Korea République de Corée (la)
Seoul National University ORCID logo 0000-0003-2350-3017
Alina Sokolenko Lead author Ukraine Ukraine (l')
Evonne Yiu Lead author Ernst and Young Japan Singapour
Ernst and Young Japan ORCID logo 0000-0003-2121-6532
Jonty Rawlins Review editor South Africa
ORCID logo 0000-0001-6997-3853
Michel Trommetter Review editor France France (la)
National Institute for Research in Agriculture and Environment
Klaudia Prodani Fellow University of Twente, The Netherlands Albanie (l')
University of Twente ORCID logo 0000-0003-2711-1061
Gabriela Rabeschini Fellow Brazil Brésil (le)
Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Center

Bureau and Multidisciplinary Expert Panel representatives

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Erik Grigoryan Bureau task force/expert group member Arménie (l')
ORCID logo 0000-0002-8717-7698
Floyd Homer Bureau task force/expert group member Trinité-et-Tobago (la)
Multicrop Facility Ltd
Germán Andrade MEP task force/expert group member Colombie (la)
Colombie (la)
Instituto Humboldt
Christopher Gordon MEP task force/expert group member Ghana (le)
Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord (le)
Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana ORCID logo 0000-0003-2734-851X

Technical Support Unit

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Orlando Vargas Technical support unit (head) Colombie (la)
Instituto Alexander von Humboldt
Erika Peñuela Vega Technical support unit Colombie (la)
Alexander von Humboldt Institute ORCID logo 0009-0004-8080-6270
Olena Tarasova-Krasiieva Technical support unit Ukraine (l')
UNEP-WCMC ORCID logo 0009-0003-0348-0388
Alina Vera Paz Technical support unit Espagne (l')
ORCID logo 0009-0003-0100-4847