Oriana RomanoHead of Unit, Water Governance and Circular Economy, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Cities and Regions, OECD
Writer and Activist, Self-employed
I read, research, and write about climate change, sustainability, and environmental issues. I used to be a cog in the corporate machine, but had a rude awakening in 2010 when my eldest daughter went vegan and introduced me to the consequences of the damage my generation had caused. I try to educate rather than just argue.
Director of BYICAA CSR Research Center , BYICAA CSR Research Center at Beijing Youth International Culture and Arts Association
Director of BYICAA CSR Research Center
Beijing Youth International Culture and Arts Association(BYICAA)
Beijing Youth International Culture and Arts Association is a legal association cooperation who is dedicated to promoting international arts and culture exchange, identifying value of arts and culture in different nations, innovating and experiencing contemporary arts and culture.
BYICAA is also a public platform, which is to provide efficient communication and exploration opportunities for the public. It is also to provide service to Chinese domestic Non-Government Groups, in particular to those who have creative and practical abilities. It is, thus, aiming to help to further the growth of an NGO community in China.
The purpose of founding BYICAA is using an artistic approach to actively involving and promoting the growth of civic society during the process of social reform and development.
Our philosophy is：Experiencing, Understanding, Communicating and Innovating
BYICAA CSR Research Center
(北京青年国际文化艺术协会 CSR 研究中心)：
BYICAA CSR Research Center is an independent research institution of Beijing Youth International Culture and Arts Association. It is committed to the CSR investigation and tracking of creative culture industry.
BYICAA CSR Research Center will provide consultation and training for Chinese mainland's "Data Sedimentation" and "Data Value" promotion for Overseas Creative SMEs entering the China market.
Managing Partner, Laidlaw & Company
James Ahern serves as managing partner of Laidlaw & Company, and founded Laidlaw Venture Partners. With his vast understanding of capital investing, Ahern helped establish Laidlaw’s significant presence in the healthcare market.
Prior to joining Laidlaw, James served as vice president of Casimir Capital and managing director of Aegis Capital Corp, and gained over 18 years of venture capital, investment banking, and equity capital market experience.
Notable contributions to Laidlaw’s success include helping provide over $6 billion in capital for Laidlaw Venture Partners’ clients. Ahern has also made strategic connections with a variety of university-owned laboratories in order to advance Laidlaw Venture Partners’ portfolio. Laidlaw Capital Markets’ reputation as a healthcare investment bank can be attributed to his work.
James' education includes attending both Saint Joseph's College in Main and Assumption University in Massachusetts. He supports his alma mater Northfield Mount Hermon School by serving as a chairman of the schools’ Basketball Academic Center of Excellence.
James Ahern is on the board of directors of Algorithm Sciences, Voltron Therapeutics, PD Theranostics and Aerwave Medical Technologies. He is also a continuous supporter for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation of Massachusetts, serving as Vice Chair for their annual golf outing raising $1 million each year for the cause.
CEO, CIRCULAR ADVISORS
I have over 20 years experience working for multinationals as well as start-ups in the energy, finance, professional services, and the non-for-profit sector in the UK. My lifelong pursuit and passion to help drive a more inclusive and sustainable society and future has driven me to launch a consultancy firm to help businesses accelerate a transition to a circular economy, create inclusive societies and, build strategic sustainability partnerships.
Head of Urban Economics, Haifa 2030 Administration, Mayor's Office, Haifa Municipality
PRESIDENT, AILM Associazione Italiana Lean Managers + ALES the European Lean Managers Society
Founder and CEO, Water Foundry
Expert at international affairs & conventions center, Department of Environment