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Michelle Chan is the Vice President of Programs for Friends of the Earth. Previously, she led Friends of the Earth U.S.’ economic policy team, which works to reform international trade rules, get money out of politics, promote sustainable finance policies at financial institutions, and green U.S. tax and budget policy. She is the president of BankTrack, and the current vice president of the Amazon Watch board. She has served on the boards of Ceres, the Council for Responsible Public Investment, the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment; and was a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Advisory Committee. In 2002 received the SRI Service Award for outstanding contributions to the field of sustainable and responsible investing.
Dr. Andreas Missbach is a social scientist with a Ph.D on the North-South conflict in the UN Climate Change negotiations. Since 2001 at Public Eye (formerly Berne Declaration) he focused initially on the development and human rights relevant aspects of Swiss banks and Switzerland’s role as a tax haven. Together with a team of co-authors in 2011 Andreas Missbach published “Commodities – Switzerland’s most dangerous business”, the first book about the commodity trading business in Switzerland. He currently heads the Commodities, Trade and Finance work at Public Eye and is Joint Managing Director of Public Eye.
Public Eye is a Swiss public-interest organisation with 26,000 individual members. Through research, public education and advocacy work, it has promoted more equitable, sustainable and democratic North-South relations since 1968.
Nina Roth is a Senior Advisor Sustainable Finance at GIZ's Emerging Markets Sustainability Dialogues. Before joining GIZ - Gemany's agency for international cooperation and development - Nina worked at Swiss bank UBS, where she was leading the bank's efforts for environmental and social risk (ESR) management in the Asia Pacific region, based in Hong Kong. Nina also worked for UBS in Zurich and New York, as well as for Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, building the German banks ESR as well as their reputational risk management system. In 2014, Nina founded and chaired the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's financial institutions task force, with the aim of enhancing knowledge exchange and increasing banks' support for sustainability-driven commodities production.
Michelle Medeiros is an environmental campaigner and activist with more than 25 years’ experience of strategic planning, project management and leading international campaigns.
Michelle has been working with Greenpeace in a variety of roles in the US, East Asia, Africa, and Europe for over 10 years. Currently Michelle is a development manager working closely with Greenpeace offices in a strategic support role. Michelle has also worked as a campaigner for Friends of the Earth and was the managing director for ForestEthics, now Stand.
Michelle got her Masters from American University with a focus on conflict timber. Before getting her Masters Michelle was a solutions director working for an e-business firm. Michelle started her career with a BA and worked as a stage manager for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.
Siddharth has been a BankTrack board member since 2017. He is a South Asia Consultant with Accountability Counsel, where he supports communities affected by internationally financed projects. Siddharth used to practice law in British Columbia, Canada, supporting First Nations governments. He was also a migrant justice activist in Vancouver, unceded Coast Sailish territories. Prior to his legal career, Siddharth worked in financing and refinancing large energy projects. Siddharth has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Victoria, in Canada, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, English and Math from Macalester College, in the U.S.