Julia Pallé is an expert on sustainability within motorsport.
She is Sustainability Director at the world’s first fully electric single-seater racing series, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
She certified the championship “net zero” being the first sports in the world to achieve this since inception after having achieved “sustainable events” certification (ISO 20121 third party) making it the first ever motorsport series to achieve this prestigious standard together with a renewed three stars level for FIA’s Environmental Management system.
Formula E’s mission is to push elective vehicle adoption globally to improve air quality in city centres and contribute in fighting climate change.
She is also Sustainability Advisor for Extreme E, the all-electric SUVs series, bringing electric racing to some of the most remote corners of the planet to highlight the climate change challenges faced by different ecosystems.
The Sport Ecology Group
Dr. Madeleine Orr is a lecturer in the Institute of Sport Business at Loughborough University London, and co-director of The Sport Ecology Group. Her research in sport ecology examines the impacts of climate change on the sport sector. Madeleine currently serves as the Chair of Green Sports Day Canada, and the Sustainability Lead on the Commonwealth Sport for Development and Peace Youth Network. Her work has appeared in ESPN, BBC, TSN and CBC. Madeleine has been recognized by Corporate Knights Magazine (30 Under 30 in Sustainability Leadership, class of 2020), and the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2021.
5T Sports Group
Aileen McManamon is the Founder and Managing Partner of 5T Sports Group, a global sports management firm and certified B Corp. 5T focuses on futureproofing the sports industry by aligning its team and league revenue models, and top-level sports partnership activations. to the environmental, social and economic realities of today.
Aileen’s career began in the European auto industry as brand steward for FIAT and Alfa Romeo. Her experience spans the Olympic Games, FIFA Women’s World Cup, MLB, MLS, MiLB, Tour de France and the NFL, and brands such as Microsoft, EA Games, Hewlett-Packard and Mercedes-Benz.Aileen is passionate about leveraging sports for sustainable development and was recognized by the UN Global Compact Network (Canada) for 5T’s leadership in championing the UN Global Goals. She was also among the eight authors of the UN’s Sport for Climate Action Initiative launched at COP24.
Stacie June Shelton
The Dove Self-Esteem Project
Stacie has been the Global Head of Education and Advocacy for the Dove Self-Esteem Project (DSEP) since 2016 and worked at Unilever for more than 10 years joining in 2011. Stacie has more than 20 years of experience in public health research, programme & partnership development and project management.
She has worked across settings in the private sector, government agencies and NGOs around the world develop meaningful behaviour change interventions and health education programmes on issues ranging from HIV, mental health, physical activity promotion, and adolescent health.
Before joining the Dove Self-Esteem Project in January 2016, Stacie was Global Social Mission Programme Manager on the Global Brand team for Unilever’s Lifebuoy soap, helping the brand promote Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Behaviour Change among communities in Asian, African and Latin American markets.
Comic Relief US
Alison Moore is the CEO of Comic Relief US. She joined in 2019 to evolve the reach, scale and impact of the work for their important mission: driving positive change through entertainment. Alison has expanded the strategy to include new programs connecting brands, consumers and donors with urgent poverty-related issues. Through the COVID tumult, the organization has raised over $74 million with the consumer-driven Red Nose Day campaign to end child poverty, working with corporate partners Walgreens, NBC, and Mars-Wrigley. Since 2015, Red Nose Day has raised over $270 million and positively impacted over 25 million children in the U.S. and around the world.
Jessica Clancy serves as Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at NBCUniversal. In this role, Jessica works collaboratively across NBCUniversal to build, manage and grow nonprofit strategic partnerships, employee engagement and nonprofit board service. In addition, Jessica oversees the NBCUniversal Foundation, which in partnership with the NBCU owned and operated stations, supports nonprofits who are strengthening communities through innovation and technology solutions. Prior to t NBCU, Jessica was a consultant at Corporate Citizenship, a full service CSR consultancy. In addition, she spent time at the National Football League building out cause and community programs for the League and its teams including NFL PLAY 60; the League’s signature initiative focused on youth health and wellness. Jessica started her career at HEALTH Leads DC, a social enterprise that envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients’ basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care. Jessica earned an MPA from New York University and a BA from The George Washington University.
|An avid sports fan and former Division I student-athlete, Chief Marketing Officer Susan Koehler today leads Climate Management & Accounting Platform Persefoni’s marketing and brand strategy.|
Prior to Persefoni, Susan served as CMO Footprint and architected the winning partnership between Footprint and the Phoenix Suns and Mercury. In July, 2022 Footprint won the NBA’s Changemaker of the year award, and was also a 2021 Sports for Good Laureus award winner for educating and engaging NBA fans on sustainability journey.
Susan has a successful track record of breakthrough creative partnerships, building business alignment between the private sector and governments, local communities, and driving outcomes leading to awareness, audience behavior change, and customer acquisition. C-suite roles at large companies including nearly a decade at Microsoft, where among other roles she was Chief of Staff EMEA and she was the first CMO for Seattle-based Rover.com.
Susan has also been a member of Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board for WAPPP (Women and Public Policy Program). Susan is an event speaker most recently at the Sports Journal Brand (SBJ) Brand Innovation Summit and has been recognized as a Social Impact Hero.
Ms. Daniela Bas, of Italian nationality, is the Director of the Division for Inclusive Social Development at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs since May 2011. Political scientist with a major in International Politics, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a dissertation on “The elimination of architectural barriers and the employment of people with physical disabilities”. She is also a certified journalist and worked for the major press, Radio, and Television networks and is also a certified multicultural/life coach. Ms. Bas’s interest has always been people-centred in the various activities, associations, and professional roles she has held. In addition to her work at the United Nations from 1986 to 1995, she held managerial roles until 2000 in the private sector in Italy.
After an award-winning career agency side working for various clients and industries, including alcohol, telecoms, technology, FMCG and sports, James was recruited by Coca-Cola to join their marketing team. After various roles in Northwest Europe James started a 10-year cycle on the Olympics for Coca-Cola, starting in London 2012 all the way through until just returning from Japan after leading and guiding the team through one of the most challenging environments in history. Not only did he drive innovative thinking over this time, but Tokyo 2020 games are now Coca-Cola’s most commercially successful games on record while also creating the highest ESG impacts for the business and country. After 16 highly successful years, last month James hung up his Coca-Cola boots and returned home to the UK to be closer to family and friends and explore the next chapter of his career.
Walton Family Foundation
Caryl M. Stern is Executive Director of the Walton Family Foundation and a former President and CEO of UNICEF USA.
An author, activist and global advocate for the health and well-being of children, Caryl has dedicated her career to helping others through education, compassion and the expansion of civil rights.
Since joining the foundation, Caryl has led its work to create opportunity for people through collaboration and community-led change that ensures high-quality education for all children, protects our environment and builds vibrant, inclusive communities. She has written and spoken extensively on how philanthropy must bridge divides and embrace diverse voices to find common solutions that help people achieve their ambitions.
Previously, Caryl served as Senior Associate National Director and Chief Operating Officer at the Anti-Defamation League. A sought-after public speaker, Caryl presented at the White House’s inaugural summit on The United State of Women and was named one of “25 Women Changing the World in 2017” by People Magazine.
Power of Sport Lab
Eli A. Wolff directs the Power of Sport Lab, a platform to fuel and magnify creativity, diversity, connection, and leadership through sport. Eli has co-founded the research, education and advocacy initiatives Disability in Sport International, Athletes for Human Rights and the Olympism Project. Eli serves as a co-organizer for the Athletes and Social Change forum with the Muhammad Ali Center. Eli is an instructor with the Sport Management program at the University of Connecticut, he is co-founder and advisor to Sport and Society initiatives at Brown University, and he is affiliate faculty with San Jose State University. Eli was a member of the United States Soccer Team in the 1996 and 2004 Paralympic Games. He is a graduate of Brown University and has an MA in Olympic Studies from the German Sport University of Cologne.
Fiona joined the global purpose-driven sports entertainment league SailGP last year with a mission to help make sustainability and inclusivity essential to the fabric of sport. Fiona is the mastermind of the SailGP Impact League – a world-first in sport which sees athletes race to win two podiums: one for sporting performance and one for the planet. The league champions authentic, committed and impactful initiatives and rewards positive sustainability and social actions.
Fiona has an exceptional track record of shaping social impact strategy, promoting gender equality and campaigns for some of the world’s most high-profile sports brands and talent. She was the driving force behind Sky’s corporate and social purpose team, The Bigger Picture, and led the Sky Ocean Rescue consumer campaign, which reached an awareness of over 50 million people across Europe and resulted in behavioral change among its customers towards plastics. Fiona is proud to be an Ambassador for Meaningful Business, an advisory board member at 17 Sport and Non-Executive Board Member of the Manchester Originals a team in the new Hundred tournament shaking up and growing the game of cricket.
Omar Mitchell is the NHL’s Vice President, Sustainable Infrastructure and Growth Initiatives. He focuses on embedding environmental sustainability throughout the League and growing access to hockey via the sport’s physical infrastructures such as community rinks. Mitchell joined the NHL in 2012, serving as the League’s first environmental sustainability director and overseeing the award-winning NHL Green initiative. He has led corporate social responsibility, public affairs and philanthropic efforts including management of the NHL’s Foundations. Mitchell holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a Master of Architecture from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida.
Kate Johnson is the Director of Global Sports & Entertainment Marketing Partnerships, Content and Media at Google, where she is building the company’s strategic approach to sports and entertainment marketing partnerships across its many business verticals.
As the former Vice President of Global Sponsorship Marketing at Visa, Kate oversaw Visa’s global partnership portfolio, including its 30-year partnership with the IOC, FIFA and the NFL.
In 2017, Kate was named among Adweek’s ‘35 Most Powerful Women in Sport’ and she won the 2017 Sports Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award. A former professional rower, Kate competed at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens where she and her teammates won a silver medal.
In 2021, Kate was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now cancer-free, she speaks about the positive impact being an athlete had on her cancer journey. A mother to two boys, Kate and her family split their time between California and Utah.
A member of Richemont, a global luxury conglomerate that owns iconic brands such as Cartier, Chloé, Van Cleef & Arpels and Montblanc. Jose Prudencio is the Head of Sustainability for the Americas region consisting of the U.S., Canada, Brazil, LATAM and Mexico. Jose is focused on leveraging Richemont’s core business and its portfolio of well-regarded brands to create long-term impact through various operational, social and environmental projects and partnerships. This year, he has embarked on the next phase of a global Richemont Sustainability Strategy with his colleagues to amplify a decade of action.
As a member of the Business Development Team at Richemont Americas, Jose is a valuable bridge between the leadership and members of other departments and brands regarding operational business projects, ESG governance and social impact investments. Jose has worked on projects that focus on optimizing the business, reducing Richemont’s environmental footprint while expanding Richemont’s footprint into local communities, and infusing a collaborative mindset that has generated team-driven results. He was part of a team that established a peer-to-peer recognition award, hands-on learning platforms and other regional collaborative initiatives and policies that have developed high employee engagement.
Last year, he helped implement the Laureus acceleration program in the Americas Region to deepen the connection within communities and increase opportunities for students of Laureus grantee programs by providing mentoring, internships and career day activations for students interested in fashion/luxury goods as a career path.
A resident of northern New Jersey, Jose is a first-generation immigrant with strong and direct links to Hudson County – a diverse, multicultural middle-class community of New Jersey. He established and taught a United States Citizenship course in Union City, New Jersey, to help various bi-lingual and nonnative Hispanic Americans pass their citizenship interviews. A New Jersey City University graduate with a Political Science degree and has completed courses in sustainability and leadership at New York University. Jose is the first in his family to graduate from a U.S. university and is passionate about helping others succeed for the greater good of society.
Zahra Bahrololoumi is the CEO of Salesforce UK and Ireland. She was appointed in March 2021 to lead the company’s operations across both key growth markets.
Prior to joining Salesforce, Zahra worked for Accenture where she led the Technology business for the UK and Ireland with a particular focus on transformation in artificial intelligence, cloud computing and platforms underpinning new applications. Zahra has been widely recognised throughout her career as an industry leader, including Computer Weekly’s Most Influential People in UK Tech 2022, Woman of the Year for MENA Women In Tech Awards 2022 and Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2021,
Zahra is a strong advocate for equality for all and has held many D&I roles across the world. She currently sits on the boards of TechUK, Cancer Research UK and Movement to Work.
Dan is Head of Sustainability at Right Formula where he leads the delivery of sustainability for a range of sports and brands.
Dan won the 2020 inaugural Global Association for International Sport Federation’s Sustainability Award and was recently crowned ‘2021 Environmental Professional of the Year’ by the Society for the Environment at COP 26.
Before Right Formula he was Head of Sustainability at the international federation World Sailing where he developed and managed the global sustainability programme.
Prior to this, he spent 9 years at the national governing body, the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine (the leisure marine trade association) on a collaborative environmental programme.
During his time at the RYA he was seconded to London 2012 where he was the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competition Sustainability Manager and was responsible for the first venue in the world being certified to ISO 20121.
Dan has worked across various sports on sustainability strategy and delivery including Formula E teams, World Rowing World Cup, Wimbledon hospitality, 6 Day, Powerboat P1, The America’s Cup and others.
He is Co-Chair of the UN’s Sports for Climate Action Framework, Board Member for British Association for Sustainable Sport and a member of British Triathlon’s Sustainability Commission and the RNLI’s Sustainability Advisory Group.
He is a Chartered Environmentalist, a full member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and a Certified Marina Professional.
Jonny joined Sky on the Corporate Affairs graduate scheme nearly ten years ago and has enjoyed many roles at the company over the last decade. He spent three years in the Sky Sports press office, before moving to the Sky Business communications team, where he looked after all of the internal communication campaigns across the department. In 2019, Jonny joined Sky’s Bigger Picture team, where he now looks after activating key sports partnerships to leverage Sky’s environmental campaigns, including Sky Zero, Sky’s ambition to be net zero carbon by 2030. As part of this Jonny led on the delivery of Game Zero – the world’s first net zero carbon football match when Tottenham hosted Chelsea in the Premier League in 2021.
Kevin Clayton is Senior Vice President, Head of Social Impact and Equity for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. He is responsible for developing and leading the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategic plan for Rock Entertainment Group, which includes the Cavs, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland Charge, Cleveland Monsters and Cavs Legion Gaming Club. He also oversees the Cavs Community Relations team and the Cavaliers Community Foundation. Clayton previously held senior level DEI positions at Russell Athletic/Spalding, Bon Secours Mercy Health, United States Tennis Association and the American Cancer Society, as well as was managing partner of JumpBall LLC, an entity he founded in 2012. He is currently Vice Chair of the Greater Cleveland Urban League, and a Board Member at United Way of Greater Cleveland, Community Health Charities (CHC) and the Cleveland City Club. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Clayton is an alum of North Carolina Central University and Wilmington College Ohio, where he was a member and captain of the basketball team.