The 1t.org Advisory Council is a multi-stakeholder group comprised of influential voices from the global conservation, restoration and reforestation community. Its mandate is to provide strategic guidance, offer inputs on best practices in the field and help us accelerate impact.
Thomas Crowther is a Welsh ecologist in the department of Global Ecosystem Ecology at ETH Zurich, where he founded Crowther Lab, an interdisciplinary group of scientists studying global ecosystems and generating knowledge to protect biodiversity and address climate change. He serves as chair of the advisory board of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and chief scientific advisor to the UN’s Trillion Trees Campaign. Crowther is the founder of Restor, a science-based open data platform that provides ecological insights, transparency and connectivity to conservation and restoration efforts across the globe. Restor was named a finalist for the Royal Foundation’s 2021 Earthshot Prize. Crowther serves on the advisory council of WEF’s Trillion Trees initiative (1T.org).
Jad Daley has been the president and chief executive officer of American Forests, the nation’s first and oldest forest conservation organization, since 2018. He leads the organization forward on climate change, social equity and other issues related to forests. He moved into that role after a year of serving as the organization’s vice president of conservation programs. He also is co-chair of the Forest-Climate Working Group, which he helped launch in 2007, and a member of the Forest Proud Board of Directors. Daley has a long record of leadership in the forest community. From 2008 to 2017, he was at The Trust for Public Land, where he led the Climate Conservation Program and eventually served as vice president for program development. He has played a lead role in authoring multiple pieces of federal legislation for forests, including the enabling language for the USDA Forest Service’s Community Forest Program and the Community Wood Energy Program, both enacted as part of the 2008 Farm Bill. He is a widely published writer on conservation topics and has an active presence on Medium.
Leads Salesforce’s stakeholder strategy, driving positive social and environmental impact across the company, customers, partners and community. Spearheads Salesforce's sustainability efforts to address the urgency of climate change; champions workforce innovation to accelerate training and hiring of the military community; and collaborates with Salesforce Ventures to invest in diverse, world-class entrepreneurs who are solving some of the world's greatest challenges across education and workforce development, equality, sustainability, and the social sector through its Impact Fund. Has worked at Salesforce for close to 20 years. Formerly, Co-Founder and President, Salesforce Foundation and Salesforce.org. Led Salesforce to pioneer the 1-1-1 model of integrated corporate philanthropy, which dedicates 1% of Salesforce’s equity, employee time or product back into the community. Today, Salesforce serves as a successful model for corporate social responsibility, with more than 8,500 companies adopting this model through Pledge 1%. Founding Member of the Board, Pledge 1%. Named one of Inside Philanthropy’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Philanthropy; Member, San Francisco Business Times’ Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business hall of fame. Director of the Board and Trustee, The Tides Foundation and Patrick J. McGovern Foundation. Advisory Boards Member, Classy, Box.org, Twilio.org, and the DocuSign Impact Fund. Graduate, University of Colorado, Boulder.
CEO-founder of Commonland an organization that is active worldwide in making system change practical through the restoration of large degraded areas using a holistic framework. From 2000-2012 he was director of IUCN Netherlands: topics managing large ecosystem grants programs and initiated an international business network of CEOs biodiversity. Between 1995 and 2000 he led the Tropical Rainforest small grants Program at IUCN Netherlands. In 2012, Ferwerda developed the 4 Returns Framework for Landscape Restoration as common language and tool to make restoration happen at scale with all stakeholders. Ferwerda is chair of the Thematic Group Business and Ecosystem Management of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, Executive Fellow Business & Ecosystems at the Rotterdam School of Management-Erasmus University. He is board member of several organisations on nature, biodiversity food and agriculture. He received awards and led the Sustainable 100 of 2016 of Dutch people with the most influence on the environment and sustainability. Ferwerda studied tropical ecology, tropical agriculture and environmental sciences in The Netherlands and Colombia.
Expert on scaling ecosystem restoration
Peter A Minang
Principal Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Carlos Afonso Nobre
1974, a degree in Electronics Engineering, Aeronautics Institute of Technology-ITA, São José dos Campos, Brazil; 1983, Ph.D. in Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 1988, Visiting Scientist, University of Maryland, USA. 1991-2003, Director, Center for Weather and Climate Forecasting (CPTEC-INPE); 2008-10, Director, Center for Earth System Science (CCST-INPE); 1998-2004, Program Scientist, Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia-LBA; 2006-11, Chair, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP); 2011-14, National Secretary for R&D Policies, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil; 2015-16, president of Agency of Post-Graduate Education-CAPES. A scientific career dedicated to the Amazon region; developed pioneer research on the climate impacts of deforestation and climate change; proponent of the initiative Amazonia 4.0, an innovative proposal for a standing forest bioeconomy for the Amazon making use of modern technologies. Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences; World Academy of Sciences, and a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA and the Royal Society of the UK. Author and co-author of over 250 scientific articles, books, and book chapters.
Kahea Pacheco (Kanaka 'Ōiwi) is a passionate advocate for Indigenous people’s rights, intersectional environmentalism, and climate justice that puts aloha ʻāina at the heart of solutions. She is a Co-Executive Director at Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA), a 16-year global initiative that empowers women’s leadership to protect the environment, end the climate crisis, and ensure a just, thriving world.
With WEA, Kahea has facilitated legal advocacy partnerships for indigenous women-led environmental campaigns to protect lands, water, and sacred spaces. She also co-led a the development of the “Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies” report and toolkit, which provides a critical perspective from Indigenous women and young people on the health and social impacts of extractive industry within their territories, as well as community-developed tools to address environmental violence.
Kahea has a background in law, critical theory and human rights. She serves on the Advisory Council for Daughters for Earth and 1t.org—the trillion trees platform of the World Economic Forum—and is on the Board of Directors of Planet Women.
Award winning sustainability consultant and facilitator. Combines enterprise risk management skill set, accounting background and sustainability expertise to create shared value for organizations and their stakeholders. Specializes in building strategies that consider environmental, social and economic prosperity. Passion for nature led to become a director of the Canadian Capitals Coalition Chapter and works with multi-disciplinary experts to devise innovations to manage Canada’s natural assets and aims to propel Canada to a position of global leadership in natural capital management. Passion for building compassionate and resilient communities led to co-founding Local Investing YYC, a local investment cooperative that raises community capital and invests in businesses that have a triple bottom line. Co-Chair, World Economic Forum Global Shaper Climate and Environment Steering Committee. Serves on the Technical Working Group for the Climate Disclosure Standards Board. CPA, CA, BComm. in Energy Management. Member of the Board, Trans Canada Trail, an iconic organization that built the world’s longest recreational trail and The Canadian Nature Museum Foundation. Speaks on topics including re-imagining capitalism, natural capital, sustainability and ESG reporting, climate action, and meaningful youth engagement.
Vaishali Nigam Sinha is the Chair, ReNew Foundation; Chairperson Sustainability, ReNew, which is one of India’s largest renewable energy comapnies. Under the ambit of ReNew India Initiative (RII), Vaishali drives the company’s engagement, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability initiatives.
Vaishali has completed the Owners and Presidents Management Program from Harvard Business School and has a Masters’ in Public Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she was an American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholar. After a decade on Wall Street and then London as an investment banker, she returned to India, where after several years in banking, she is now a social entrepreneur.
Eric started his career in strategy consulting and merger and acquisitions and held several general management positions in the medical device industry and at Danone where he lastly oversaw the sustainability strategy of the company. On 1st September 2021 Eric joined Unilever as Managing Director of Unilever Climate and Nature Fund and Vice-President Sustainable Sourcing. Unilever decided in 2020 to invest € 1bn over the next 10 years to take decisive action to protect the health of our planet, accelerating brand-led initiatives. Eric serves as non-executive director of the Carbon Trust and The Gold Standard Foundation.
Graduated from the speciality of water and soil conservation, Beijing Forestry University in 1989 and received Ph.D in 2006. Over the past three decades, has been workeing in forestry department. His rofessional experiencee involves in forest management, forest and climate change, forest-related international cooperation etc. He has more than 15 years of experience in participating in UNFCCC negotiation. He takes the position of the executive director of the International Cooperation Center of National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA), China