Victor Anderson was a Green member of the London Assembly member from 2000 to 2003. He previously worked as a researcher for Cynog Dafis, joint Green-Plaid Cymru MP for Ceredigion. He is also a published academic, writing for the New Economics Foundation and publishing Alternative Economic Indicators, a book which challenged the use of GDP as the central measure of economic activity.
Bea Campbell is a feminist writer, journalist, playwright and broadcaster. Bea has a long history in the women's liberation movement and the former Communist Party and has written for Time Out, the Morning Star and Marxism Today. She is also a playwright, and co-authored Blame with Judith Jones. In 2010 she stood for the Greens in Hampstead and Kilburn.
Andrew Cunningham is Professor of Wildlife Epidemiology and Deputy Head of the Institute of Zoology, London, where he heads research into Wildlife Epidemiology. He has published widely on infectious diseases and on disease threats to biodiversity and he has been awarded a CSIRO medal and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for his work on wildlife disease.
Ed Gillespie is co-founder of Futerra Sustainability Communciations, which specialises solely in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. He has driven the creative direction of Futerra's work since its foundation, guarding against green-wash while putting some fun and passion into sometimes complex messages. Ed has Masters degrees in both Marine Conservation and Sustainable Development and writes regularly for the Guardian.
Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development and Director of the Research group on Lifestyles, Values and Environment (RESOLVE). His research interests focus on understanding the social, psychological and structural dimensions of sustainable living. Professor Jackson was Economics Commissioner with the Sustainable Development Commission for whom he wrote the report Prosperity without Growth, now published as a book by Earthscan.
Jean Lambert is London’s Green Party Member of the European Parliament, a position she has held since 1999. Jean works on a range of social and environmental concerns. A member of the Parliament's Employment and Civil Liberties committees, and Chair of the South Asia Delegation, Jean won the 2005 award for MEP of the year for her work on justice and human rights. She was Vice President of the European Parliament Green Group for 2002-6.
Michael Meacher is a leading political thinker and Labour member of parliament since 1970, most recently for Oldham West and Royton (since 1997). Meacher was environment minister in the Labour government between 1997 and 2003 but has retained what Peter Kellner has called 'a refreshing ability to think for himself'. His feisty blog posts about political and environmental issues of the day can be found here.
Mary Mellor is Emeritus Professor at Northumbria University and a leading ecofeminist economist. She has published widely on money and finance, co-operation, sustainable cities, ecofeminism and social/ist economics. Her book The Future of Money: From Financial Crisis to Public Resource (Pluto 2010), proposes a sustainable provisioning economy based on the democratisation of the money system.
Allyson Pollock Allyson Pollock is Professor of public health research and policy at Queen Mary, University of London. She is an academic, public health doctor, and leading authority on PFI and the implications of market mechanisms and privatisation of public services. She is the author of NHS plc and co-author of The New NHS: A Guide.
Jonathon Porritt is an English environmentalist and writer. Formerly Chair of the Ecology Party and Director of Friends of the Earth, he was chair of the Sustainable Development Commission from 2000 to 2009. An updated edition of his book Capitalism as if the World Matters was published by Earthscan in 2007. He blogs at Jonathon Porrit's pages.
Pritam Singh isReader in Economics at Oxford Brookes University. His work focuses on two areas: the sustainability implications of the spatial shift of global capitalism, and Indian capitalism with an emphasis on decentralisation and human rights. He recently published Federalism, Nationalism and Development: India and the Punjab Eeconomy and is an Economic Advisor to the House of Commons’ All Party Parliament Group on Punjabis in Britain.
Geoff Tansey is a writer and consultant working for a fair and sustainable food system. His books include The Food System (1995), and The future control of food (2008). From 2006 -10 he held a Joseph Rowntree ‘Visionaries for a Just and Peaceful World’ Award. He is a trustee of The Food Ethics Council, an honorary fellow in the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University and at the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University.
Simon Thomas was Plaid Cymru MP for Ceredigion, succeeding the joint Plaid-Green MP Cynog Dafis in 2000. He was a long-standing member of the Environmental Audit Committee in the Commons. Having advised the Labour-Plaid coalition in Wales he was elected to the Assembly from the Mid and West list in 2011. His policy interests focus particularly on the economy and sustainable development.
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