PRINCIPAL BOARD MEMBER
Name Of Organisation: WWF International
Membership Number: 600110800000
Name Of Nominee: Kamal Prakash Seth
Position In The Organisation: Global Palm Oil Lead
Summary of Nominee Profile
Kamal is the Global Palm Oil Lead for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) based in Singapore. His expertise lies in providing strategic direction for mainstreaming sustainable palm oil production, trade and consumption and for organisations to take the necessary actions for UN SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production and UN SDG 13 - Climate Action amongst many others. Kamal has been managing global partnerships and programmes with key stakeholders like companies, financial institutions, civil society organisations, sustainability standards and governments to halt deforestation and to improve the livelihood of smallholders connected to commodities like palm oil. He co-chairs Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) ‘Assurance Standing Committee’ and ‘Shared Responsibility Working Group’ and is a member of the ‘Standards Review Steering Group’.
Previously as the Global Deputy Director, Market Transformation and Head of India for the RSPO, he supported the formation of I-SPOC - Sustainable Palm Oil Coalition for India and scaled up RSPO’s growth and impact in India, China and Asia Pacific. To engage consumers for sustainable consumption, Kamal led the #KnowYourPalm campaign and built partnerships with Youth for Sustainability (YfS) India Clubs and the YfS India Alliance as a founding and steering committee member. He has also been a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) ‘Expert Review Panel’ and COP26’s Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade – FACT Dialogue Global Multistakeholder Taskforce. He loves to stay updated with the latest developments in the world of market transformation and completed the ‘System Thinking’ programme from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2021.
More Details: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamalsetspan/
Summary of Organisation Profile
WWF is an independent conservation organisation, with over 30 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
WWF's Global Palm Oil team is based in Singapore and it drives high level strategies and projects to mainstream the production, trade and consumption of sustainable palm oil. The global team is supported by the 'Palm Oil Working Group' comprising of commodities and subject matter experts operating in more than 30 countries. WWF runs one of the largest sustainable palm oil programmes called 'Asia Sustainable Palm Oil Links' to drive market transformation and policy advocacy in key Asian markets like India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
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