Partner, the terrace
Pierre Hupperts has 20 years of experience in sustainability and CSR issues. Pierre has been a consultant in this area since 1999, when he started his own consultancy . Pierre joined The Terrace in 2009 as a partner. Prior to his career as a consultant, Pierre was a member of the board of The Body Shop Benelux for 6 years, responsible for marketing, communications and CSR. Prior to that, he worked for the Dutch developmental organisation Oxfam Novib for 12 years.
In 2009, Pierre was named by the Dutch newspaper Trouw as one of the 100 most influential people in the Netherlands in the area of sustainability.
Pierre is the coordinator and professor of the post doctorate program on CSR at the University of Nijmegen and guest professor at the Arnhem School of the Arts, teaching on the topic of fashion and sustainability. He is the author of many publications on CSR in general and marketing of sustainability in specific, including the fashion and sustainability publication entitled “Modebewust?” (Artez, Arnhem 2005) and two Spanish-language books published in Argentina and Mexico on the topic of CSR.
He is member of the Dutch iso 26000 standaard committee and co author of the book on how to implement CSR with the help of the standard iso 26000. This book will be published by the Dutch Iso organisation NEN on the 2nd of November 2011. Pierre ghas a vast experience in the practical implementation of ISO 26000 in companies.
Chairman, CSR Asia
Richard Welford is one of the founders and the chairman of CSR Asia based in Hong Kong. He is also a director of ERP Environment, a UK-based publisher.
Richard has twenty years of experience working in the fields of environmental management and social responsibility. He was one of the early pioneers in developing social audit and reporting methodologies with UK-based organisations such as The Body Shop, IBM and Eastern Electricity in the 1990s. From 2002 to 2010 Richard was a professor at the University of Hong Kong and headed up the Corporate Environmental Governance Programme. He has sat on the Swire Environmental Committee as an external adviser for the past four years and has undertaken consultancy work with a number of leading companies, including the MTR Corporation, Disney, CLP, Nike, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, HP, HSBC, Citigroup and Adidas.
Richard’s work has had a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability and social justice. Richard has worked with Cathay Pacific and the Swire group developing a climate change strategy. He has also worked on policies and implementation plans covering conservation and biodiversity. For Shangri-La Hotels he is developing initiatives not only covering environmental sustainability but also aspects of human rights and local community engagement. He has been an advocate of human rights auditing as a means of ensuring social justice and has undertaken assessments of the Freeport Human Rights audit in Papua.