Rob Sinclair is the founder of the Calgary based sustainability strategy
organization, Conscious Brands™, and believes that “how you do anything is
how you do everything”, and uses this as a guiding principle in his life. Rob's
passion for business has found him at the pioneering phase of many new and
exciting industries including, the Internet and IT industry in Calgary, selfproducing
a traveling internet based vegan cooking show, and becoming
president and owner of an organic food manufacturing company called Friendly
Foods. He now uses that experience to help businesses grow and thrive in the
new economy by showing them the inherent value of working within the context
of economic, human and natural capital. There can't be sustainability without
collaboration, and there can't be culture without community.
Link :: Conscious Brands Blog :: www.consciousbrands.blogspot.com
Oliver Ferrari holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University. His primary area of expertise is integrating financial and environmental data to produce quantitative models of carbon offset and other greenhouse gas-related projects. He is a long-time resident of the Georgia Piedmont, and works to restore this landscape through his greenspace management business.
Miriam Karell draws on 10 years of experience designing practical strategies that address profound change in organizations. She is trained in The Natural Step, Integral Theory, Systems Thinking, Strategic Business Management, and Environmental Engineering. In the past year, she designed sustainable business membership criteria for a $1 Billion green village project, assisted an organization in creating a green team and strategic plan, and organized and facilitated sustainability workshops and leadership trainings for change champions in Mexico and the United States. She has been an influential facilitator for teams to establish clear, concise sustainability goals and strategic actions to achieve those goals. She holds a Masters in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden, Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of California Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from University of California Santa Cruz.
Link :: Three Point Vision :: www.threepointvision.com
Matt’s initial passion in life manifested itself through sport (particularly hockey). Leaving this to explore another passion was a watershed shift in his paradigm. Matt then went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria; his theoretical studies deepened by studying, working and traveling abroad, specifically in China and South Africa. Focused on aligning his values with his career, Matt furthered his studies and graduated from the MSc. - Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability program in Sweden energized and engaged to make a meaningful difference in this world. He finds himself doing so by supporting organizations to plan and design processes to move towards sustainability with Conscious Brands. Matt formerly worked with LeadWell Initiative to empower and enhance the capacity of change-makers to be true societal leaders. He is highly active in his local community of Calgary (most humbled to be serving on the Board of Directors at Green Calgary). He loves his beautiful wife Jill and they both cherish their two cats (Alex and Slate) and dog (Kodi).
Alex Loijos is a life cycle analyst with interests in industrial ecology and product labeling. He graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in Philosophy and Physics. In 2007, he co-founded FoodPrint, a non-profit food label project that comprehensively measures a product's contribution to all aspects of health: personal, environmental, and social. Focusing first on the impact of carbon, he assessed the life cycle of 96 major food types--from bananas to walnuts--allowing consumers to compare them and choose the least carbon intensive option. He currently resides in Oakland, California.