“ISO will support this relevant Index”
Rob Steele, Davos Jan 2015
Secretary General International Organization for Standardization
Image Ari Eisenstat
Founder, DRÆM VENTURES
Co-Executive Director, UNGSII
 
 

At 28 years old, Ari Eisenstat is a representative of the United Nations Global Sustainability Institute, an independent UN endorsed foundation working on “Education, Substantiation, and Activation" for the Sustainable Development Goals. Ari founded DRÆM VENTURES, an impact venture capital fund to invest in social entrepreneurs working to achieve the Global Goals. Ari is also the International Chamber of Commerce representative to the United Nations for the post-2015 negotiations, and member of the UN’s Interagency Working Group for Youth and Gender Equality. Ari has cofounded multiple philanthropic and entrepreneurial initiatives that support creative technology and social innovation for the SDGs. His presentations on Sustainable Development, Venture Capital, Impact Investing, and Social Entrepreneurship have been featured globally. Ari curates at and speaks at events at universities, businesses, nonprofits, and conferences, festivals, and events consulting leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.or the Sustainable Development Goals.

Image David C. Traub
Producer, San Francisco,
Head Executive Program, UNGSII

David C. Traub, Ed.M, has enjoyed 30+ years as economic development educator; award-winning social impact producer (movies, TV, games, apps, VR); many decade entrepreneur; and social venture catalyst to numerous startups, corporates and governments.  David’s most recent movie was (Steve) JOBS (2013). His most important current movie is RISE (2017), the story of our unstoppably rising oceans, and the necessary rise of humanity this must trigger. David has authored nearly 50 articles and reports, and has given nearly 100 forward-looking SDG-friendly speeches/panels.  A UC Berkeley undergrad, David earned his Masters in Education in 1990 from Harvard, with simultaneous class-work at Harvard’s Business School and MIT’s Media Lab. 

Image George Orbelian
Board Member,
Buckminster Fuller Institute
 

George Orbelian is a Principal in Orbelian Holdings, L.P., a San Francisco-based firm multi-family real estate company. He remains active in citizen diplomacy in which his late father, Harry Orbelian, was a community leader. George is co-founder of Ojingo Labs, Inc., a company creating social / mobile / web technology. George was appointed to the San Francisco Mayor's Ocean Beach Task Force, served as a member of the board of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association, is an advisor to San Francisco State University School of International Business, works closely with San Francisco Department of Building Inspection’s Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety (CAPPS) and Earthquake Safety Implementation Program (ESIP) programs and is a board member of the Buckminster Fuller Institute. A noted author, George wrote the standard reference book on surfboard design, "Essential Surfing," and served as Editor of the "Design Forum" column for internationally distributed SURFER Magazine. And as a surfer for over 40 years, George is passionate about the ocean and the environment and is co-founder of Project Kaisei which received Google Earth Hero recognition for bringing engineering, science and technology together in researching solutions for plastic marine debris. He holds a BA in Art from San Francisco State University. He and his wife Marcia have twin boys who completed their undergraduate studies at UCLA, then on to Harvard and Berkeley Law Schools and are currently practicing attorneys in their respective fields of expertise.

Image Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
Member of the Foundation Board, UNGSII

HSH Prince Michael of Liechtenstein studied commerce at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and consolidated his studies by assignments for the banking and industrial sectors in Belgium, Canada and the USA.From 1978 to 1987 he worked for Nestlé SA in the fields of controlling, management and marketing on various markets in Europe and Africa. He is President of Finanzkontor in Vaduz (Liechtenstein), an international advisory and fiduciary trust company and Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Information Service AG, as well as President of the think tank, ECAEF based in Vaduz.

Image Roland Schatz
Founder and CEO: Media Tenor International
Founder, UNGSII

Roland Schatz Founder and CEO of InnoVatio Publishing and Media Tenor International, is devoted since 30 years on implementing Social Change. In 2008 he launched together with Prince Ghazi of Jordan the C1 One World Dialogue foundation to improve Inter-Faith-Dialogue. The InnoVatio network of academics, entrepreneurs and media leaders initiated the Global Sustainability Index. Schatz teaches Perception Change and hosts masterclasses on ‘Unlearning Intolerance’ together with the UN Academic Impact.

Image Jevan Tan
Founder: MetaZone.org, Singapore
President of the Corporate Board, UNGSII

Jevan Tan resides in Singapore, graduating with a BA and MA from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. In an earlier professional career, he worked as the Regional Country Head of a well known US Investment Bank, Morgan Stanley International. Currently, Mr Tan incubates new companies and has private equity interests in oil and gas, mining and natural resource developments, food and pharmaceutical distribution, construction and building materials, hotels and real estate developments. He holds various key positions in educational institutions and community organizations in Singapore, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and India. As an extension of his work with the youth in Singapore, Mr Tan and his associates intend to establish a non-profit Sustainability Institution and Foundation in Singapore. The organization will have an emphasis on Asia, focusing on sustainability research & analysis, management consulting & financial advisory, and private equity investments . They will also continue to expand their educational life skills and sustainability.