To transition to a sustainable economy we need to support and incentivize social, technological and systemic innovation at all levels of business, government, and society – - including our own individual lifestyles.
This will be the challenge and opportunity of the next decade.
Cheryl Hicks is an independent special advisor on sustainability focused on making sustainability easy for people, businesses, governments and markets.
Cheryl is an experienced business and sustainability professional with 15 years of cross-sector business experience and most recently working with leading multi-national companies on collaborative action projects for sustainable development with The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). From 2004-2010 Cheryl was the focal point for the WBCSD’s work on sustainable consumption and sustainable finance. Cheryl led the WBCSD’s work exploring the relationship between business activities, consumer behavior, individual lifestyles and environmental and social challenges. Cheryl also led the WBCSD-UNEP FI initiative which brought business together directly with financial institutions to accelerate the valuation of sustainability in the capital markets.
In 2001-2004 Cheryl was focused on the health agenda, and a process for dialogue between company executives, medical professionals and hospital administration aimed at the social responsibility of companies related to impacts on health.
Cheryl is Canadian and throughout her career and studies has worked and lived in Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Mexico, and South Korea, and is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Cheryl is the co-founder of two networks of professionals focused on CSR, sustainability and sustainable finance in Geneva: CSR Geneva (founded in 2005) and Sustainable Finance Geneva (founded in 2007).
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