Public Relations and Media Specialist, Embrace Relief | USA Best Practices: Contributions of the CSOs Initiatives in Achieving the SDGs Dana Coppola is the Public Relations and Media Specialist at Embrace Relief. She is responsible for international communications, content creation, event/campaign planning and implementation, organizational development, and oversees social media platforms. Her ambition and passion drive her humanitarian work; she believes that through collaboration and education, the world can begin to transform. During her first two-years at Embrace Relief, Ms. Coppola increased the donor database by 90%, and during the COVID-19 Pandemic, she hosted the Stronger Together Livestream Fundraiser that had over 6,000 people in attendance and raised over $105,000. Ms. Coppola is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Communication at Northeastern University.
Director of SDG Move, Thammasat University | THAILAND Capacity Building for the Socio-Economic Development Prof. Chol Bunnag is the Director of The Research Coordinating Project to support sustainable development or SDG Move at the Thammasat University. He is responsible for coordinating research directions and various funding research related to the practical implementation of the SDGs and monitoring relevant international academic progress. He is also a member of the Monitoring and Driving Subcommittee Local Government Office of the National Economic and Social Advisory Council and Associate Dean for Student Affairs Pridi Banomyong International College and responsible for Sustainable College. Prof. Bunnag has a master’s degree in Economics from the University of East Anglia, UK. After becoming a Professor on natural resources and environment economics, agricultural economics, and rural development, he conducted research on water management and policy processes to drive the Sustainable Development Goals.
Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability, The Estée Lauder Companies | USA Corporate Social Responsibility for Implementing the Global Agenda 2030 Nancy Mahon, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability is a transformational, collaborative leader with deep global experience in enterprise-wide management as well as leading Environmental, Social and Governance strategy, operations, marketing, reporting and risk reduction. Ms. Mahon is committed to taking the long view on building sustainable and inclusive companies, teams, and communities. A senior executive at The Estée Lauder Companies who serves on the CEO’s Executive Leadership Team, Ms. Mahon helms best practices, synergizing them across brands, regions, and functions, integrating ESG operations into the enterprise and ensuring compliance with all local and international laws. She oversees the enterprise-wide leadership initiative on sustainability at The Estée Lauder Companies and serves on the Inclusion and Diversity Council. Nancy is an independent director on Board of Directors of TPG Pace Beneficial Finance I and II which focus on acquisition of ESG companies. Ms. Mahon is also on the Boards of numerous non-profits including the NYU School of Law, Parsons School of Design and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Affairs, New York University & Member of the ACUNS Board of Directors | USA & CANADA Overview of SDG17: Importance and Current Challenges of Multi-stakeholder Partnership for the Goals Sarmad Khan is an international affairs professional with over 20 years’ experience in United Nations development cooperation, international policy and programmes and executive leadership development. Mr. Khan has held several senior positions in the United Nations, most recently as the Head of the UN RC Office in the UAE, Senior Advisor on Planning and Partnerships, and Special Advisor on the UN’s engagement in Expo 2020, Dubai. He was Head of leadership policy and programme development at the UN Development Operations Coordination Office where he led UN’s work on leadership solutions and reform. He served as one of the lead authors of the UN’s first Leadership Model promoting systems leadership, a member of the senior UN committee charged by the Secretary-General to develop a system-wide leadership framework, and senior manager of the UN’s first high-level ‘Learning Advisory Council on the 2030 Agenda’. Earlier in his career, Sarmad worked with the United Nations System Staff College in Turin as an Instructor and Coordinator of its flagship UN Leadership Programme training senior and emerging leaders across the UN system. Sarmad is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Affairs at New York University and a Board Director for the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS). In 2020, Sarmad was recognized by the BMW Foundation Hebert Quandt as one of forty global Responsible Leaders for his contributions to the SDGs through positive change and collaborative action.
Knowledge Coordinator, Group of Institutes, Foundations and Enterprises | BRAZIL Prof. Patricia Kunrath is the Knowledge Coordinator of the Group of Institutes, Foundations and Enterprises. She is the Former Executive Director of Finance For Good Brazil and is a Professor of Social Anthropology at ESPM Porto Alegre. Prof. Kunrath received her PhD in 2017 and was a visiting scholar at the University of California Irvine in connection with the Institute for Money Technology and Financial Inclusion. She is a member of various research groups and of the Movement for a Culture of Giving Brasil (Movimento pela Cultura de Doação). Prof. Kunrath`s main research interests are philanthropy, private social investment, third sector, social justice, elites and the culture of giving.