Comprised of five independent external advisors, it exists to inform and guide our management and business and assist Tetra Pak in developing and operationalising an integrated sustainability agenda that meets stakeholder expectations and ensures Tetra Pak is positioned to respond effectively to external changes in its operating environment.
Dan Esty is the Hillhouse Professor at Yale University with primary appointments in the Law and Environment Schools – and secondary appointments in the Management and Global Affairs Schools. He also serves as director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and as co-director of the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance.
Professor Esty has written or edited fourteen books (including the prize-winning volumes "Green to Gold" and "A Better Planet") and dozens of articles on climate change, environmental protection, regulatory reform, and sustainability - and their connections to corporate strategy, competitiveness, sustainability metrics, and trade.
He had a number of leadership roles at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, including service on the U.S. delegation that negotiated the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change. He served as Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. He recently concluded two years of public leave from Yale – during which time he worked at the World Trade Organization, helping WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala develop a sustainability strategy for the global trading system. He co-leads the Remaking Trade for a Sustainable Future Project and, with a network of thought leaders worldwide, developed the Villars Framework for a Sustainable Trade System.
Johan Rockström is the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor in environmental science with emphasis on water resources and global sustainability.
He is an internationally recognised scientist, known for co-developing the Planetary Boundaries Framework, setting out the fundamentals we must adhere to maintain a “safe operating space for humanity.” Prior to developing the planetary boundaries, Johan focused on building resilience in water-scarce regions, becoming a specialist on water resources after spending almost a decade working on applied water research in tropical regions.
In addition to his research work, Johan is a scientific advisor to several governments and chair or member of several advisory boards and committees. Johan is a member of the European Commission expert group on adaptation to climate change and societal transformation, a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and chair of the EAT Foundations advisory board, where he co-authored the EAT-Lancet Commission Report on Healthy Diets From Sustainable Food Systems.
Through his research work, Johan has published over 150 research publications in fields ranging from applied land and water management to global sustainability.
Malini joined GLOBE, the environmental legislators organisation, in 2014 following a distinguished international career in sustainable development. At GLOBE she advances new approaches to sustainability governance with senior lawmakers and judges and brings a uniquely integrated perspective to her role: with 30+ years of global experience as a campaigner, social entrepreneur, policymaker and high-level adviser in public, private, voluntary and UN sectors.
A political scientist and gender specialist, she has served as adviser to Secretary-General Kofi Annan on UN-civil society reform and co-authored UN Human Development Reports.
In the UK government, Malini led on international sustainable development and negotiated pioneering partnerships with China, India, Brazil, South Africa and Mexico. She is a Commissioner to the Mayor of London on sustainable development and advises the UN’s head of disaster risk reduction. From 2000-13, she founded and ran the award-winning Indian NGO, Centre for Social Markets, an early pioneer of corporate sustainability and climate change movements. This followed years leading global campaigns at INGOs including Friends of the Earth International and Oxfam. She has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards including at companies such as Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, BHP Billiton, and NGOs such as China Dialogue and Global Reporting Initiative.
John Morrison is the CEO of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, a global 'think and do tank' established in 2009 recognised by the UN, a number of governments, businesses and civil society organisations.IHRB is currently working on new initiatives including the Just Transition, worker welfare in the Gulf, dignity in the built environment, trade/sanctions/responsible exit, migrant workers, company law reform and the role of corporate boards.
John sits on a number of statutory advisory groups and boards for government, business and international organisations, including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and UK Export Finance. He was recently appointed as an independent Board Sustainability and Ethics Committee member for the John Lewis Partnership in the UK. He has written several books, including "The Social License".
John was a Harkness Fellow in the US and originally studied Archaeology and Prehistory before working in human rights and refugee protection. In the late 1990s, he started advising Anita and Gordon Roddick and joined The Body Shop International before directing the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights between 2003-2009.
Changhua is a policy analyst, specialising in China's climate policy and sustainable development strategy, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Beijing Future Innovation Centre, a public and private partnership platform to drive technology innovation for sustainability.
Changhua has been professionally recognised for her leadership in fighting climate change and advocating China’s clean revolution. She sits on various global leadership and expert councils and panels, including the World Economic Forum Future Council on Clean Electricity, Governing Council of Asia Pacific Water Forum, Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation, World Green Design Organisation, and Green Growth Alliance of National New Areas, among others. She has advised a wealth of leaders in public, private sectors and NGOs on sustainable development strategies and innovation, such as the World Bank, the U.N. Environment and Development Programme, P4G, as well as leading global corporations and local government managers.
Changhua is a frequent media commentator in Chinese and international media on environmental issues and was the Editor of the English edition of the China Environment News.
1The term ‘food systems’ refers to all the elements and activities related to producing and consuming food, and their effects, including economic, health, and environmental outcomes (OECD, https://www.oecd.org/food-systems, 2023).