Reporting 3.0 Operations Team

Ralph Thurm, Managing Director, Reporting 3.0

Ralph Thurm is one of the leading international experts for sustainable innovation and strategy as well as sustainability and integrated reporting. He is co-initiator, content curator and facilitator of the Reporting 3.0 Platform, worked as Director of Engagement for GISR and  co-founder of the ThriveAbility Foundation. Earlier, Ralph held positions as Head of the Sustainability Strategy Council at Siemens, COO of the Global Reporting Initiative and Director of Sustainability & Innovation at Deloitte. Ralph was involved in the development of all four generations of the GRI Guidelines. Furthermore Ralph works in and supports many networks for sustainable innovation as a valued partner and is a member of various Boards and Jury’s. His blog A|HEAD|ahead is a respected source and input for many international discussions.

“When we started Reporting 3.0 in 2013, we felt the urgent need to offer a pre-competitive community platform that would enable key actors to work together to revamp the design of the reporting regime to truly serve a green & inclusive economy. I strongly believe that reporting can play a trigger function if the sustainability context between macro-level social, ecological and economic systems and the micro-level of individual company impacts is disclosed seamlessly and such reporting is supported by redesigned multicapital accounting rules, data architecture and the disclosure needs of adapted and new business models. There is no such process anywhere in the world serving this purpose, so Reporting 3.0 can play a crucial role to catalyze a green and inclusive economy through reporting.”

Bill Baue, Senior Director, Reporting 3.0

As an internationally recognized expert on ThriveAbility, Sustainability Context, and Online Stakeholder Engagement, Bill designs systemic transformation at global, company, and community levels. A serial entrepreneur, he’s co-founder of a number of companies and initiatives: ThriveAbility Foundation, Sustainability Context Group, Convetit and Sea Change Radio. He works with organizations across the sustainability ecosystem, including AccountAbility, Audubon, Ceres, GE, Global Compact, Harvard, UNCTAD, UNEP, Walmart, and Worldwatch Institute.

“What excites me most about working with Reporting 3.0 is the opportunity to collaborate with other ‘positive mavericks’ who see that efforts in sustainability reporting and integrated reporting to date — while laudably setting a solid foundation — have yet to deliver the needed transformation to true sustainability and beyond. So Reporting 3.0 is needed to help actualize the promise of a really regenerative & inclusive economy.” 

Cornis van der Lugt Lead Author, Reporting 3.0

Cornis is a former representative of the UNEP and UN Global Compact and was deeply involved in developing industry initiatives and standards such as ISO 26000. Cornis has worked extensively with the GRI since 2000, as well as with SustainAbility and Standard & Poor’s in publishing biennial global benchmark surveys of leading corporate sustainability reports and developing a practical guide on stakeholder engagement. In recent years his work on Natural Capital included being contributing author to international publications with the TEEB network and World Resources Institute. He is a Senior Associate to BSD Consulting and continues to contribute to recognised international research publications. Cornis holds a PhD and Masters in Business Administration from the Haute Ecole de Commerce (HEC, Paris).

“I am keen to discuss the future of finance, accounting and reporting without getting dragged into the technical details and institutional politics of various private international standards. I feel that Reporting 3.0 offers me that space, where I can engage with others in looking at the bigger picture, exploring new approaches with a strategic, helicopter view.”

Alexandra Thurm, Office Manager, Reporting 3.0

Alexandra supports Reporting 3.0 through website design and content management as well as community activation through newsletter administration. She also supports event management and conference ticketing.

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