Danielle CHIDLOW – Director, Brand Strategy for WWF International (The World Wide Fund for Nature).
She started her advertising career in London at Saatchi & Saatchi, subsequently working with M&C Saatchi and with clients such as Visa International, British Airways, The Mirror, Reuters and Procter & Gamble.
In 2004, she moved ‘client side’ to lead the communications team at the National Gallery, London. During her four years there she defined the first brand strategy for this 250 year old institution. She initiated and managed significant change across all Gallery disciplines, and defined the brand strategy underpinning the Gallery’s communications and operations.
She is now the Director, Brand Strategy for WWF International (World-Wide Fund for Nature) in Geneva. WWF is an iconic brand, but facing a number of challenges as the organisation grows and diversifies. She has lead the redefining of the WWF brand, the creation of brand guidelines and a creative platform to underpin all global communications, enabling WWF to‘release the power of the panda’ and to speak with one voice.
Danielle holds a Masters degree in Byzantine Studies from Oxford University and a BA (Hons) degree in History of Art from Bristol University. She was born in South Africa, lived for 15 years in England followed by a few years in Switzerland and currently lives in London. She is married to a Welsh/Australian, is the proud mother of twin boys and has an Afghan Hound.
Carl Gustaf LUNDIN – Director of Global Marine and Polar Program at IUCN.
Fil. Lic. Carl Gustaf Lundin joined IUCN as head of the Global Marine Programme in November 2001. His primary responsibility is to develop the program in four areas: marine protected areas; building partnerships for conservation of ecosystems and endangered marine species; sustainable fisheries management; and climate change effects on marine resources. He is responsible for all aspects of managing the program as well as fundraising and development of public information materials.
Before joining IUCN he worked with the World Bank for more than 12 years. His primary focus was coastal and marine management issues in several regions of the world including Argentina Coastal Contamination and Marine Pollution project; China Coastal Development Project; Eritrea Port Project; Indonesia Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Project; Mexico’s Natural Protected Areas Project 1 + 2; Mesoamerican Biological Corridor Project; Aquaculture Development Project; Seychelles Biodiversity and Marine Pollution Project; and the Uruguay Maritime Management Project. He has worked on a wide range of reports and publications in this field as well.
He received a Bachelors degree in Biology from Uppsala University in his native Sweden, and a Licentiate in Philosophy, Natural Resources Management, from Stockholm University.
In 2013, Carl Gustaf LUNDIN signed a memorandum of understanding with William WINRAM and THE WATERMEN PROJECT. William WINRAM was made Oceans Ambassador for the Global Marine and Polar Programme (GMPP) of IUCN.
The Parties recognize the benefits that each may derive from their collaboration toward furthering the mission of IUCN/GMPP and THE WATERMEN PROJECT.
Sudhanshu SWAROOP – London-based International law barrister, who has worked on environmental and human rights issues around the world, including in India, Colombia, Afghanistan, Syria and Darfur. He has a particular interest in the relationship between multinational corporations and the environment. Sudhanshu is Vice-Chair of the Human Rights Committee of the Bar of England and Wales and has lectured in international law at King’s College, London.
The Legal 500 has recommended him for his work in Public International Law and Human Rights, as well as in commercial fields such as Banking and Shipping. “The Lawyer” magazine has previously chosen him as one of its “Hot 100” Lawyers, noting his “impressive and worthwhile work in the field of international human rights”.
His recent cases include a landmark decision about the liability of a parent company for asbestosis contracted by the employee of its subsidiary and a group claim for environmental damage allegedly caused by the construction of an oil pipeline in Colombia. He has also acted in numerous international arbitrations and submitted arguments to the United States Supreme Court.A fundamental part of our work is based on the importance of partnerships, collaboration and support. To further our reach and mission, while not duplicating monies and support allocated to the sharks and oceans, we aim to develop meaningful partnerships with complimentary organizations.
His participation to TEDx-WWF in Singapore in June 2012 revealed his unique vision of environmental law. His lecture Do trees have rights – Protecting the environment in the 21st century explored the framework for holding accountable those that damage the environment requires urgent re-appraisal. In this context, what rights and obligations exist and how should they be enforced?