John Browne, Lord Browne of Madingley, is currently the executive chairman of L1 Energy. Between 1995 and 2007, he served as CEO of BP, which he transformed into one of the world’s largest companies. He was knighted in 1998 and made a life peer in 2001. Browne is chairman of Huawei UK, the Tate Galleries, and Donmar Warehouse, and he has authored several books: the memoir Beyond Business; the popular science book Seven Elements That Have Changed the World; The Glass Closet, a commentary on the acceptance and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in business; and, most recently, Connect, about how companies succeed by engaging radically with society.
Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen leads BSR’s activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. A member of the executive team, he also leads BSR’s Program Committee. He is a member of several sustainability advisory boards, including the Kingfisher Net-Positive Advisory Board and the Melton Foundation Advisory Board, and he is a member of the UN Women/UNGC Women’s Empowerment Principles Leadership Group. Prior to joining BSR, Pruzan-Jorgensen was a key player in growing PricewaterhouseCoopers' sustainable business solutions practice in Copenhagen. He spent five years with the Danish Foreign Service, where he worked on human rights in international development and foreign policy and served on the UN Commission on the Status of Women. He served on the Danish government’s Council on Corporate Responsibility from 2009-2012.
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BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit www.bsr.org for more information about BSR’s 25 years of leadership in sustainability.