SPP Steering Team

Volunteers & Workstreams

Astrid Bosten - Advocacy

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children!” – David Brower

Born in Germany, the encounters with so many different and diverse people in various cities and countries around this beautiful world have enriched my exciting life sustainably. I am a passionate advocate and strong believer in sustainability and the inclusion of Diversity. I have been working at Henkel in various responsibilities for almost 20 years, and since end of 2019 as part of the sustainability team in our procurement organization.

Oliver Hurrey - Fundraising

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

Based in the UK, I have been getting equally excited and frustrated about sustainable business and responsible supply chains for 15 years. I helped develop and grow the 2degrees network over the last decade – a global sustainable business collaboration platform of thousands of practitioners and leaders – and has worked with clients across industry sectors such as Unilever, Mars, Johnson & Johnson, Sky, Co-op, Interface, Stanley Black & Decker, npower and EDF Energy, as well as advising some of the leading sustainable business initiatives, groups, technologies and consultants. I am now the Founder of Galvanised, where I make positive change happen faster in businesses and supply chains.

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Anahi Herrera - Partnerships & Fundraising

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai

Born and raised in Mexico, I decided to study university in France. Since then, I have experienced different cities, discovering the aesthetics of nature and the harmony of languages and cultural diversity.
Recently graduated with a Master in Science in International Purchasing and Innovation, I try to become a better version of myself by making meaningful contributions –personally and professionally– to our planet and society.

Michael Rauch - Advocacy & Fundraising

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

After working in Germany and Austria, I am now working in the Netherlands – a country that is in danger of drowning if we do not immediately change our behaviour and stop global warming. This is just one reason why I like to get involved in sustainability projects like SPP or the Unilever Sustanability Living Plan.
As marketing consultant (rauch: marketing & brands) I support companies (B2C & B2B) in the development and implementation of insight-focused and sustainable marketing and brand strategies to change customer behaviour in a positive way.

Caitlyn Tzou - Governance & Partnerships

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

After growing up, studying, and landing my first job in the US, I decided it was time for a new adventure and embarked on a two year journey in Europe for my master’s in Energy and Environmental Engineering. I loved living in Europe, so after graduation I moved to Switzerland to join Schindler Group’s Global Quality and Environment team. My interest in procurement started at Tesla, where I worked on projects to reduce the material waste generated from the various automotive components. This experience made me think about how I procure personal goods and what I can do to reduce my impact on the environment.

Marco Carella - Capacity Building

“Amid all the doom-laden exhortations to change our ways, let us remember that we are striving to create a more beautiful world, and not sustain, with growing sacrifice, the current one. We are not just seeking to survive […] we are facing a glorious possibility.” – Charles Eisenstein

I grew up in Sweden and Germany. Currently I feel at home in Cologne. I have worked for 13 years in various chemical companies, most of the time in procurement and supply chain management. In 2019 I became passionate about business sustainability management, because I understood that business can play an impactful role in solving the biggest challenges we are facing on this planet. I want to drive change and I am preparing myself by studying part-time at the University of Cambridge. What I will learn there, I will share with you here. This way, we might be able to go this ambitious journey together. 

Priya Poomalil - Capacity Building

“Ask yourself: If not me, who? If not now, when?.”  – Emma Watson
 
Having lived, studied and worked in India, Singapore and the United States, I bring with me a breadth of knowledge on how different economies, cultures, and people work. It has helped me understand the value of diversity and inclusion and what it can bring to a business. I did my undergraduate degree in Business with a focus in Sustainability, although my journey in environmental science studies began when i was 12. Post college, I worked in Management Consulting for two and a half years before getting my Masters in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. I currently work as a Purchasing Manager for Sustainable Packaging at Henkel Corporation in Stamford, CT. I absolutely love to meet new people, spend time in nature, care for dogs, and travel! 
 

Sierra Little - Advocacy

“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion” -Paulo Coelho

While obtaining my bachelor’s degree in the United States I was shocked at how little I learned about sustainability within my business courses. This motivated me to pursue a career that would allow me to make a positive impact on the world around me and spread awareness of the importance of sustainability within business. My passion for sustainability truly flourished during my time working for Henkel as a purchasing intern for plastic packaging. Here I was able to work on several sustainability related projects and felt as though the work that I was doing was for a greater good. My only wish is to continue to harness my passion for nature, share it with others, and continue to learn each and every day about how I can be a better person tomorrow than I was today.

 

Desre Hancocks - Capacity Building

“ubuntu, ngumuntu, ngabantu – a person is a person through other persons” – Zulu Proverb  

“Ubuntu…It also means my humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in theirs. We belong in a bundle of life.” ― Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Born in South Africa and currently based in the UK, I have always had a passion for helping others and a deeply rooted value of social justice. While studying my undergraduate degree at St Andrews University, I attended a panel discussion on the complex issues of conflict minerals. It had a profound effect on me, and I found myself going up to the panellists with the question, how can I help? As a naive consumer I had no idea of the complexity of supply chains and the devastating impact practices were having on both people and planet. And so my journey to finding a way to be part of the solution began. Nine years later I am excited to be part of such an inspiring movement of fellow procurement professionals looking to transform their supply chains to be a force for good in the world.

Emily Prior - Governance

“You must take action. You must do the impossible. Because giving up can never ever be an option.” – Greta Thunberg

Following completion of my undergrad degree in French and Spanish and an MSc in Sustainable Development, I spent 6 years working all over the world including in Haiti, Jordan and Chad, specialising in sustainable development programmes linking private sector, government, community groups and NGOs. On my return to the UK I wanted to scale the work I’d been doing and have a global impact so I chose to focus on making supply chains sustainable. Through my role at Manufacture 2030 as Head of Customer Success, I lead our work with multi-national corporations and their suppliers to accelerate their emissions reduction and transition to sustainable manufacturing.