Miatta Fahnbulleh is Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation (UK). She has a wealth of experience developing and delivering policies to empower communities and change people’s lives. She has been at the forefront of generating new ideas on reshaping our economy inside the government and out. Before joining NEF, she was Director of Policy & Research at the Institute of Public Policy Research. She was also a political advisor to the Leader of the Opposition, where she developed policies on local economic growth, housing, energy, climate change, and transport. Miatta has a Masters and PhD in economic development from the LSE and a BA in PPE from Oxford.
Marcel Fukayama is an Impact Entrepreneur, Cancer Survivor, and Cathedral Builder. Since his teenage years, he has led different initiatives in the new economy. He co-founded Din4mo Ventures to empower entrepreneurs who solve social problems and develop innovative structures that drive capital to low-income families and social enterprises. He is also the co-Founder of Sistema B Brazil, an organisation that strengthens the B Corp community and redefines success in business. He is currently the Executive Director of Sistema B International.
Leslie Johnston launched Laudes Foundation as its first Chief Executive Officer in January 2020, bringing over 20 years of management experience across business and philanthropy. At Laudes Foundation, she leads the development of its initial vision, strategy, and operating model to deliver on its aspiration for global markets that value all people and respect nature. Previously, she headed C&A Foundation as its Executive Director, repositioning it as a global catalyst to make fashion a force for good.
Brian Kettenring is the Director of the Economy and Society Initiative at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. In this capacity, Brian leads an effort to support a range of scholars and organisations working to overturn our dominant economic paradigm, neoliberalism, and to replace it with one that is more sustainable and inclusive. Previous to his tenure at the Hewlett Foundation, Brian worked as a community organiser for twenty-six years, most recently as a Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy. Brian also co-founded a journal and community for organisers in 2019, The Forge: Organizing Strategy and Practice (www.forgeorganizing.org), where he served as founding Editor.
Sanda Ojiambo brings 20 years of experience to lead the Global Compact in its next phase, mobilise a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders, and bring the full weight of the private sector to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She served as Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact at Safaricom PLC, in Kenya, since 2010, and as Senior Manager of the Safaricom and MPESA Foundations from 2008 until 2010, where she led the implementation of several public-private partnership initiatives between Safaricom and United Nations entities. Throughout her career, Sanda has cultivated and managed relationships with key business entities and civil society organisations.
After selling his Internet company in 2002, Jaff co-founded the Leping Foundation and has incubated five social enterprises over the past 10 years. As a social entrepreneur, social innovation catalyst, and market maker, Jaff introduced SVP - a venture philanthropy model - to China in 2013 to foster innovative ways to strengthen the financial markets, energize the talent market, and enhance thought leadership in the field of social innovation. In 2016, Jaff became the Chinese publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). In 2020, Jaff was honoured as “Social Innovation Thought Leader” by SCHWAB Foundation in 2020.