We are a global community of people active in over 50 countries.
The workplaces we want to make more meaningful and purposeful are the multinational corporations we direct, the enterprises we have created, the universities and business schools where we teach and learn, the global institutions such as the World Bank, United Nations where we serve, the non profit organisations we aim to make more effective.
We are innovators and change makers who humbly wish to explore how we can use our workplaces to make a positive difference. We are women and men, we are European, Asian, African, North and South American, Middle Eastern and Australian. We are committed to making a difference by applying ethical values in our daily working lives.
A number of talented individuals assist ebbf’s key activities and accompany those of its very diverse membership, active in over 50 nations.
As you can see from the image below, ebbf enjoys a totally flat organizational structure where the elected Governing Board (see below) and the nominated Advisory Council members provide guidance to the Secretariat and the Operational Team running day-to-day activities. The Secretariat also coordinates the work of seven Task Teams (in blue in the image) offering their services in each of their relevant areas of action. Each of the nine ebbf key tools is championed by an individual you should contact to start to use or contribute to one of those activities.
The ebbf elected board
The ebbf is overseen by a Governing Board and a Director General. The seven board members are elected each year during the annual general meeting. There, every ebbf member has a chance to vote for – and to be voted onto – the Governing Board without any campaign of electioneering.The Board meets several times during the year, elects the officers, develops and approves plans and major projects and events.
Meet this year’s ebbf Elected Board Members and Director General:
Ralph Blundell (Portugal)
Following 25 years as a social activist and contributing to health and social care policy, Ralph made the transition to working with corporate clients as an executive coach and OD consultant. His consultancy works with global clients in 9 sectors.
He is curious, has the gift of making complexity understandable, and struggles with his own impatience. Happily married with two children, Ralph lives in Portugal.
Arthur Dahl (Switzerland/France/USA)
A research scientist with over 40 years of international experience in environmental sustainability. Arthur Dahl brings to the governing board more than 40 years’ international experience in the environment and sustainability. He holds a PhD in Marine Biology from the University of California.
Maja Groff (Canada / Netherlands)
Maja Groff is an international lawyer with a background in civil and common law, the comparative study of cultures, and journalism, with a strong interest in business ethics. She is a member of the Advisory Board of B Lab Europe (see B Corp Europe) and also serves on the Board of the Harvard Club of The Netherlands. She is a practising international lawyer based in The Hague, with a focus on developing and servicing international treaties that address cross-border legal matters and fundamental human rights. She previously worked in corporate practice in New York City. She conducts liaison work with various UN and other international bodies and has played a key role in the convening of a range of international legal expert meetings. She holds degrees from McGill, Oxford and Harvard universities, and is an attorney admitted to practice in New York.
Mika Korhonen (Finland)
Mika Korhonen is passionate about transforming organizations. He helps to build values-based lean and agile age culture by combining transformational change and continuous improvement. His personal mission is “making the world a better place”. He has taken a role of a catalyst and an accelerant within organizations desiring to change. He contributes first by bringing in the initial zeal and zest, and helps to create an environment that allows individuals to reach best possible results.
Françoise Le Goff (France)
For most of her professional life Françoise Le Goff has been driving a robust and creative humanitarian diplomacy agenda in the African region on behalf of the International Red Cross and built strong and operationally important partnerships with key stakeholders, including UN agencies, embassies, regional governmental networks such as SADC and the EU, academia and NGOs.
Wendi Momen (UK)
A founder member of the ebbf and a social activist working for the betterment of humanity. Wendi Momen’s key focus is on the advancement of women and their participation in decision-making at all levels, on sustainable living and on social justice. She is Secretary-General of ebbf, board member of UN Women UK National Committee, a Trustee of the Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Derby, Trustee of the Bedford Council of Faiths, a Non-Executive Director of NHS Bedfordshire, co-founder of Advance and a board member of Naserian.
Mahmud Samandari (Switzerland)
Mahmud Samandari is a coach for startups at the Swiss Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation, CTI. He is also the CEO of InnovaRadio, as well as a member of the Advisory Board of COMPASS – Evidence and opportunities for responsible innovation in SMEs, Horizon 2020 Cooperation and Support Action. He is a founder of EBBF, member of the Board and its Secretary General. He is a serial entrepreneur, having started companies in the fields of IT, telecommunications and education both in Europe and Latin America.
Daniel Truran (UK/Italy/Spain)
Director General of the ebbf and passionate advocate of innovation and ethics creating new meaningful and purposeful businesses. Daniel Truran has been connecting for over 20 years individuals and organizations to their integrity, creativity and ethics – inspiring them into action by linking them to other like-minded doers and bodies. He demonstrates, through innovative enterprises, how ethical behaviour in business is directly linked to success. Daniel promotes the movement towards a world that will act, behave and be organised as one country – where the creativity of its diverse citizens will enhance the well-being and prosperity of humankind.