Biography Alain Ruche and Joss Tantram
With Alain Ruche is senior advisor on cultural matters, Office of the EEAS [European External Action Service] Secretary General). He has worked most of his life, mainly for the European Union, in various countries around the world. A decade ago, he decided to settle down in Brussels at the Asia Directorate. He is dedicated to out-of-the-box thinking and policy making in the field of international relations. He also enjoys being active in an internal community of practice using techniques of collective intelligence. He is a fellow of the UK Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and an associate member of the Club of Rome. A powerful question that animates him is, How to shift to the next level? Alain is a member of the Kosmos Global Ambassador team, a group of volunteers. who are dedicated to spreading the Kosmos mission of creating a new civilization for the common good through their work, lives and travels. More information can be found at his website.
Joss Tantram is founding partner at Terrafiniti LLP, where he is mixing practical guidance and big, hopeful ideas for a sustainable future. He has 16 years’ experience in sustainability consultancy and 5 years with WWF. He mixes technical knowledge with passion and a track record of innovation and leads Terrafiniti’s strategic services and their innovation initiative, Towards 9 Billion. He pioneered a range of innovations in the business case for sustainability and sustainability and corporate strategy. He conceived, built and lead WWF International’s One Planet Leaders Programme from 2005-2010 and was a driving force in Elopak’s groundbreaking Futureproof 2020 Strategy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar and Member of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS). Joss is a member of the Board of Cass Business School’s Masters Programme and Judge of the Edie Sustainable Leadership Awards. More information can be found at his blog or at his LinkedIn page.
The encounter took place on Wednesday July 8, 2015 at CAPS 2015, the international event on Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation, in Brussels, Belgium.