Nomination for Board of Governors Election

ENVIRONMENTAL/NATURE CONSERVATION NGOS

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PRINCIPAL BOARD MEMBER

Name Of Organisation: World Resources Institute (WRI)
Membership Number: 600201200000
Name Of Nominee: Anne Rosenbarger
Position In The Organisation: Global Engagement Manager for Commodities and Finance


Summary of Nominee Profile
Anne Rosenbarger is the Global Engagement Manager for Commodities and Finance for the Global Forest Watch initiative at the World Resources Institute. Anne has been based with WRI in Indonesia since 2010, concentrating primarily on the links between commodity supply chains and forest conservation. 

Her primary focus is currently on using Global Forest Watch and spatial technology innovations to improve sustainability in the palm oil sector. 

Anne has represented the Environmental NGOs on the RSPO Board of Governors for the last six years and has served as co-chair of the Board for the last three years. She also participates in various other RSPO groups such as the Standards Standing Committee, BHCV WG, and No Deforestation Task Force.

Prior to joining WRI, Anne conducted research on a range of topics related to tropical ecology and community based forestry management. She received her Master's degree from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.



Summary of Organisation Profile
WRI is a global research organization that works with governments, businesses, multilateral institutions and civil society groups to develop practical solutions that improve people’s lives and protect nature. We organize our work around seven global challenges: Food, Forests, Water, Energy, Climate, the Ocean and Cities. We analyze these issues through the lenses of our four Centers of Excellence: Business, Economics, Finance and Equity.

WRI works across a global network to develop practical solutions that improve people’s lives and protect nature. We have more than 1,200 staff and offices in 12 countries: Brazil, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. We work with partners in more than 50 countries.



ALTERNATE BOARD MEMBER

Name Of Organisation: Zoological Society of London
Membership Number: 600091100000
Name Of Nominee: Eleanor Spencer
Position In The Organisation: Palm Oil Technical Advisor, Sustainable Business and Finance


Summary of Nominee Profile
Eleanor manages the palm oil workstream within the Sustainable Business and Finance programme at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), an international conservation charity working to create a world where wildlife thrives. Her role includes oversight of all of ZSL’s assessment and engagement work with the palm oil industry, to support improved company transparency and reporting on key environmental and social sustainability issues in upstream operations.

Eleanor joined ZSL in 2015, and previously had a focus on engagement with the financial sector on sustainability in forest-risk commodity production, in particular across palm oil, timber and pulp, and natural rubber supply chains. She has a background in supply chain sustainability and governance across various other soft commodity sectors, including soy, cattle and seaweed. Eleanor holds an MSc in Biodiversity Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford.

Eleanor joined as an Alternate on the RSPO Board of Governors in 2020, and currently also is a member of the Smallholder Standing Committee and Biodiversity and HCV Working Group.


Summary of Organisation Profile
ZSL (Zoological Society of London) is an international conservation charity working to create a world where wildlife thrives. From investigating the health threats facing animals to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, ZSL is committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Our work is realised through our ground-breaking science, our field conservation around the world and engaging millions of people through our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.