This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Learn more x

Sustainability Advisory Board

DSM’s Sustainability Advisory Board is a sparring partner for the DSM executive committee and other senior executives. Established in 2011, it supports DSM in sharpening its focus on strategic issues, deepening its understanding of external stakeholder needs, conducting advocacy efforts and handling dilemmas.

Sustainability Advisory Board Members

The Board comprises a diverse international group of thought leaders on key sustainability topics such as malnutrition, climate change, renewable energy and inequality:

Robin Chase

Robin Chase

Robin Chase is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the world's largest car-sharing company, as well as co-founder and board member of Veniam, a vehicle communications company building the networking fabric for the Internet of Moving Things. Robin also sits on the Boards of the World Resources Institute and Tucows and serves as an advisor to the French National Digital Agency and the USDOT’s Advisory Committee on Automated Transportation. Robin's website@rmchase.

Ertharin Cousin

Ertharin Cousin

Ertharin Cousin served as the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme from 2012 to 2017. Following the completion of her term, Cousin accepted an appointment as a Distinguished Fellow with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and as Trustee on the UK based Power of Nutrition Board of Directors. In 2014, Cousin was ranked number 45th on the Forbes Magazine's List of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women and she was named to the TIME 100 most influential people in the world list. She is currently a Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment and at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. @ertharin

Paul Gilding (photo Wikimedia Commons)

Paul Gilding

Paul Gilding is an independent writer and corporate advisor on sustainability and Fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (UK). In 2011 he published his book “The Great Disruption”. In the 1990s, he was executive director of Greenpeace International. Paul's website / @paulgilding.

Sir David King (photo Wikimedia Commons)

Sir David King

Sir David King is the Special Representative for Climate Change of the UK government since 2013. From 2008 to 2012, he served as the founding director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford (UK). He was Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK government 2000-2007. Sir David's official page@Sir_David_King.

By Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Ndidi Nwuneli

Ndidi Nwuneli is the founder of LEAP Africa and co-founder of AACE Food Processing & Distribution Ltd. (AACE Foods), an indigenous agro-processing company in Lagos, Nigeria. She is also a partner at Sahel Capital, an advisory and private equity firm focused on the agribusiness and manufacturing sectors in West Africa. @ndidiNwuneli.

Ye Qi (photo Brookings-Tsinghua Center)

Ye Qi

Ye Qi is Cheung Kong professor of Environmental Policy and director of Brooking-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy at Tsinghua University in Beijing (China). Before he joined Tsinghua, he taught at Beijing Normal University, and the University of California at Berkeley (California, USA). Ye's official page.