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Report Advisory Board

The GIM Advisory Board formed the core of the GIM Initiative from the onset. For the first time, UNDP has been able to gather most of the key actors who are active in the space of private sector and development – often with different perspectives –, from bilateral development agencies to academic institutions and business associations. Since 2006, the Advisory Board has provided strategic guidance, invaluable inputs and overall legitimacy to the GIM Initiative, and the list will grow over time to include a greater representation of developing country institutions.

Advisory Board and Working Groups

  • Eduardo Aninat, Former Minister of Finance, Chile, and CEO, Anisal International Consultants Ltd.
  • Rolph Balgobin, Director Institute of Business, University of West Indies
  • Kathryn Bushkin Calvin, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, United Nations Foundation
  • Jean-Marc Chataigner, Director, Strategic Planning Department, Agence Francaise de Developpement (through June 2007)
  • Eric Cornuel, Director, European Foundation for Management Development
  • Aaron Cramer, Chief Executive Officer, Business for Social Responsibility
  • Lisa Dreier, Director, Food Security and Development Initiatives World Economic Forum USA
  • Dirk Elsen, Director and Chair, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
  • Shona Grant, Director, Development Focus Area, Sustainable Livelihoods Project, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Stuart Hart, Professor of Management, Samuel C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise, Johnson School, Cornell University
  • Adrian Hodges, Managing Director, International Business Leaders Forum
  • Bruce Jenks, Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Partnership Bureau, United Nations Development Programme
  • Louise Kantrow, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Georg Kell, Director, United Nations Global Compact
  • William Kramer, Deputy Director (through August 2007), World Resources Institute
  • Rachel Kyte, Director, Environment and Social Development Department, International Finance Corporation
  • Alain Lempereur, Director, Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation in Europe, ESSEC
  • Ted London, Senior research Fellow and Director, Base of the Pyramid Initiative, William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan
  • Jane Nelson, Senior Fellow and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School, and Director of Strategy, International Business Leaders Forum
  • Daniel Runde, Director (through May 2007), and Jerry O’Brien, Deputy Director, Global Development Alliance, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Kasturi Rangan, Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing and Co-Chair of Social Enterprise Initiative, Harvard Business School
  • Harold Rosen, Director, Grassroots Business Initiative, International Finance Corporation
  • Michael Warner, Director, Programme on Business and Development Performance, Overseas Development Institute (through March 2008)
  • David Wheeler, Dean of Management, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University
  • Yiping Zhou, Director, Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, United Nations Development Programme

Members of the Advisory Board were divided into three work streams:

Working Group on Case Studies

  • Co-chairs: Professor David Wheeler, Dean of Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University of Halifax, and Professor Alain Lempereur, Director of the Institute for Research and Eduction on Negotiation in Europe, ESSEC.
  • Supported by the UNDP Private Sector Division.

Working Group on Data and Statistics

  • Co-chairs: Professor V. Kasturi Rangan, Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing, Harvard Business School, and Eduardo Aninat, Anisal International Consultants Ltd.
  • Supported by the UNDP Office of Development Studies.

Working Group on Communications and Outreach

  • Co-chairs: Jane Nelson, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Eric Cornuel, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, European Foundation for Management Development.
  • Supported by the UNDP Office of Communications.