WHO WE ARE

Co-founders

Joi Danielson is an experienced strategist who enjoys working at the intersection of technology, market forces and the environment. Joi describes herself as a “professional problem solver” and thrives when singularly focused on solving tough, important environmental challenges.  She has twelve years of international experience (4.5 years as a McKinsey consultant) shaping and executing commercial and environmental strategy across the ocean, energy, technology, mining, consumer packaged goods, and government sectors, with a heavy focus on rapidly-developing Asian and African economies.  Joi also has an MBA Cum Laude in emerging market strategy, first level CFA, and a technology fellowship on economically disruptive technologies with the McKinsey Global Institute. 

JOI DANIELSON

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DINI TRISYANTI

Dini Trisyanti is a solid waste management specialist with over a decade of experience in providing technical assistance to environmental programs. After graduating from Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology with her Masters degree in Environmental Engineering, she has been involved in solid waste management projects with the World Bank, ESP-USAID, Unilever, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Dandida, GIZ, ministerial and local governments across Indonesia and many others. In 2014 she started her research and consultancy firm, Sustainable Waste Indonesia (SWI), focusing on sustainable waste management and resource efficiency. She also volunteers as Deputy of Capacity Building and Technical Assistance, and is a Board Member of Indonesia Solid Waste Association (InSWA). 

Technical advisers

Andrew is the CEO of Plastics For Change. Andrew specializes in helping brands make a profitable transition towards to use of recycled plastic in product lines. Andrew is passionate about supporting sustainable livelihoods and reducing plastic pollution. Andrew has co-founded three award winning social enterprises in the field of waste management. He has worked in slums of South America, India and Indonesia to strengthen the informal recycling economy. 

ANDREW ALMACK

Ravi Anupindi is Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research and Management at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business; founding Faculty Director of the Center for Value Chain Innovation; Chair of (UM) President’s Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights; and (founding) Faculty Director for the Master of Supply Chain Management Program. Using research expertise in technology & supply chain management he studies problems in risk management, economic development, healthcare, and sustainability. He has published extensively and worked with a number of organizations. He serves on the board of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.obal Institute. 

PROFESSOR RAVI ANUPINDI

Ricardo Bayon is a founder and partner of Encourage Capital, a new breed of asset management firm focused on profitable and strategic investments to solve critical social and environmental problems. Prior to Encourage Capital, he co-founded EKO Asset Management Partners, an investment management and advisory firm, and Ecosystem Marketplace, a web site and information/analysis service covering emerging environmental markets. For nearly two decades, he has specialized on issues related to finance, banking, and the environment. He has done work for a number of organizations, including Insight Investments, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank, IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, and Domini Social Investment, among others.

RICARDO BAYON
JILL BOUGHTON

Jill Boughton is Founder of W2Worth Innovations – an organization that seeks to catalyze the use of solid waste as a resource to mitigate social, economic and environmental impacts caused by solid waste.   She began this adventure upon retirement from a successful 24 year career at Procter and Gamble.  At P&G, Jill created the “Waste to Worth” project which was specifically focused on addressing the issue of solid waste management in emerging markets through economic development and innovation.  Jill has since emerged as a leader in the field, specializing in objective evaluation of emerging technology, technology integration and business model innovation – and is often referred to as the “Queen of Trash”.

Having worked across the industry in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, Jason Hale brings two decades of recycling experience to the table, building upon skills gained through his University of Virginia marketing degree to push each endeavor to its fullest potential. Currently, Jason is part of a highly skilled and nimble communications team at The Recycling Partnership, where he forwards the cutting edge of access, communications, and quality.

JASON HALE

Keefe Harrison is the CEO of The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit transforming recycling in towns all across America.  A 19-year veteran of the waste reduction and recycling field, her experience includes firms, governments, and organizations such as Booz Allen, NC Dept. of Environment, Association of Plastics Recyclers, Southeast Recycling Development Council, and Resource Recycling Systems. She is an active national speaker and published author on recycling and environmental issues.

KEEFE HARRISON

Daniella Dimitrova Russo is the CEO and Founder of Think Beyond Plastic™, the innovation accelerator focused on the global plastic pollution crisis. Daniella Russo believes that intractable environmental challenges can be addressed by harnessing the forces of innovation and entrepreneurship, and the power of the markets to do good. Since 2009, she has led the development of an innovation eco-system enabling the shift away from fossil fuel-based plastics towards bio-based, bio-benign materials from renewable sources and associated manufacturing, and innovative consumer and business products specifically designed to handle these new materials.  Daniella Russo is a serial entrepreneur. 

DANIELLA DIMITROVA RUSSO