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Deberson Ferreira Jesus

Director

Deberson Ferreira Jesus received two undergraduate degrees in political Science and Sociology from the Federal University of Mato Grosso in Brazil.

Currently, Jesus is in his last year of PhD research in the field of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick (UK) and Political Sociology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil), looking into aspects of trans-national governance of the sugarcane supply chain through sustainability standards and certifications.

Since 2008, he is a staff member at Federal University of Mato Grosso, and associate researcher at the Institute of Research in Risk and Sustainability (IRIS) since 2013. Additionally, he is a researcher at the NGO Ethical Sugar since 2015. Since 2010, Jesus has been studying the field of policies, social conditions and governance in the global system of biofuels, focusing primarily on sugarcane.

As an expert in the sugar/energy industries, he holds membership in both Ethical Sugar and IRS. He is a regular contributor to publications within the sugar/biofuel sectors, with particular attention to the socio-environmental governance, risks and impacts thereof. He has also authored research papers about the multiple and complex social links between risks, governance challenges and sustainability strategies, especially through transnational certifications.

Board of Directors

Robert Boyd

Treasurer

Robert Boyd holds the position of Manager Environment – Alternative Fuels, within the Environment department at the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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Deberson Ferreira Jesus

Director

Deberson Ferreira Jesus is in his final year of PhD research in the field of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick (UK) and Political Sociology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil), looking into aspects of trans-national governance of the sugarcane supply chain through sustainability standards and certifications.

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Stephen Elliott-Wetmore

Co-Chair

Stephen Elliott-Wetmore drives Sustainable Business, Partnerships, and Innovations with WWF.

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Sriram Srinivasan

Director

Sriram Srinivasan has more than 25 years of in-depth experience in various areas including finance and strategy.

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Jill Kauffman Johnson

Co-Chair

Jill Kauffman Johnson is the Vice President of Global Sustainability and External Affairs at TerraVia (formerly Solazyme).

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Dr. Kevin Fingerman

Director

Dr. Kevin Fingerman is an Assistant Professor in the department of Environmental Science and Management at Humboldt State University.

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