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Advisory Group of the Project

  • Project from: 2018 to 2022

The Sustainable Development Performance Indicators project will benefit from the expertise of a number of organizations and individuals providing substantive inputs, guidance and feedback throughout the course of the project. Thanks to their engaged participation in the co-design of the SDII, these Expert Advisors will also act as ambassadors for the work, helping to raise the visibility of the approach in their respective sectors. UNRISD is very grateful to these organizations and individuals for their invaluable inputs and support.

Margie Mendell
Marguerite (Margie) Mendell, Professor Emerita, School of Community and Public Affairs (SCPA), Concordia University earned her PhD in Economics from McGill University (1983). She has taught at the SCPA since 1986. Her research is on the social economy in Quebec and internationally, social finance and impact investing, social innovation, the commons, economic democracy, and the work of Karl Polanyi whose influence continues to grow today. Most recently she has been working on the social impact of artificial intelligence. Margie Mendell contributes to an international dialogue on innovative economic initiatives to reduce inequality and develop new collective forms of wealth creation through her participation at scholarly conferences and international meetings of the OECD, the European Commission, the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) and civil society gatherings. She also participates in consultations in Canada (federal, provincial, municipal) and abroad on issues related to social finance and impact investing and the social and solidarity economy. Margie Mendell is also is the co-founder of the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy established at Concordia University in 1988, the repository of the entire Karl Polanyi Archive. She is a member of the Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales (CRISES); honorary member of the Global Social Economy Forum, a member of the Board of Directors of the Chantier de l'économie sociale, C.I.T.I.E.S, TIESS and la Tohu. As well, she is on the editorial board of The Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi. Margie Mendell is a Member of the Order of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Quebec.

Peter Utting
Peter joined the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) in 1992, where he later became Deputy Director and coordinated research projects on the social effects of the global financial crisis, corporate social and environmental responsibility, new forms of business regulation, and social and solidarity economy (SSE), topics on which he has published extensively. He was responsible for overseeing the preparation of several of the Institute's flagship reports, including States of Disarray: The Social Effects of Globalization and Visible Hands: Taking Responsibility for Social Development. In 2013 he co-founded the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy. Prior to joining UNRISD, Peter worked for 12 years in Central America on a range of development and environment issues. Peter has a PhD and other degrees in Sociology and Development Studies. In 2011, he was Visiting Senior Scholar at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Canada. After his retirement from the United Nations in 2014, Peter returned to teaching at the Munk School and has worked with the ILO SSE Academy and the Centro para la Economia Social (CES) in Nicaragua, where he currently resides. He is also an UNRISD Senior Research Associate.

Mark McElroy
Mark McElroy is an accomplished innovator, consultant, author and educator in the theory and practice of corporate sustainability management. He is the founder and executive director of the Center for Sustainable Organizations in Vermont and is particularly well known for his development of Context-Based Sustainability (CBS), an approach to sustainability measurement, management, and reporting in which performance is seen as a function of what an organization’s impacts are on vital capitals. Dr. McElroy is co-creator of the MultiCapital Scorecard, a context-based, open-source triple bottom line performance accounting method. He is also a long-time veteran of management consulting, having spent much of his career at Price Waterhouse, KPMG Peat Marwick, and IBM Consulting. More recently, he created and led Deloitte Consulting’s Center for Sustainability Performance in Boston, MA, a think-tank dedicated to the study of sustainability measurement, management, and reporting. Dr. McElroy earned his Ph.D. in Economics and Business from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands in 2008, where in his dissertation he developed Context-Based Sustainability and the Social Footprint Method. He is a co-author of two books on sustainability accounting and is widely published in such journals as Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, The World Financial Review, Harvard Business Review, and many others.

Tatiana Krylova
Tatiana Krylova is the Head of Enterprise Branch, Division on Investment and Enterprise Development at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Her duties among others include supervision and coordination of activities of the United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group on International Accounting and Reporting Standards (ISAR) to assist developing countries and economies in transition to meet international requirements in the area of accounting and reporting. In this regard she leads UNCTAD’s work on formulating and implementation of the Accounting Development Tool (ADT), preparing a guidance on core SDG indicators for entity reporting intended to serve as a tool to assist governments to assess the private sector contribution to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, developing metadata guidance for the SDG indicator 12.6.1 in cooperation with UN Environment, as well as other activities related to corporate financial and non-financial reporting with a view to achieve better quality and international comparability of such reports based on international standards, benchmarks and good practices. Before joining the United Nations in 2000, she was a partner at KPMG in Moscow where she was in charge of the Methodology department that advised Russian government and companies on transition to IAS/IFRS. She was also a consultant to the World Bank, OECD, EBRD, and other international organizations on accounting and finance issues.

Manpreet Singh
Manpreet is currently a Senior Statistician in the Department of Statistics at the International Labour Organization in Geneva. He is currently involved in various statistical projects related to measuring decent work in Global Value Chains, development of a manual on implementation of the guidelines concerning statistics of cooperatives and development of a Work-related Income Manual. He is an active participant in several international committees and working groups related to development of new and innovative statistical methods, including innovative ways of collecting, analysing and disseminating statistics for informed decision making in measuring an economy, society and environment that are becoming more complex. Prior to joining the ILO, he worked in a number of senior roles in his 20 years at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (Australia). He has extensive experience in establishment and household-based surveys and National Accounts having worked as a technical and methodological leader. Mr Singh holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Western Australian (Australia) and has authored several conference and academic articles.