BwB Ambassadors

 
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Glenn Woodcock

Entrepreneur

Glenn Woodcock is an entrepreneur and investor with a passionate commitment to improving the world around us, through better business. Glenn has more than 25 years of experience in senior management positions across banking, venture capital, product development and risk. He is the founder of Exeter City Futures, a community interest company set up to progress a programme of work to contribute to the sustainable future of Exeter. Glenn is also a founder of Sparx, the UK’s most significant Education Technology Company for enhancing maths outcomes at GCSE level. In addition, Glenn is Chairman of City Science, a transport consultancy, and a director of Low Carbon Group, a renewable energy investment company.

Victor Gancel

Manager, BSR

Victor currently aims to set the shipping industry towards transformative change, generating swift and deep decarbonization of whole sectors. As Clean Cargo Manager, Victor supports members in reducing their emissions while integrating ESG elements into their decision-making. He is an experienced program manager with proven ability to run multi-stakeholder projects, scale decarbonization and sustainability actions, manage teams and raise funding for what he believes in. Prior to working at BSR, Victor led a sustainable infrastructure finance program he built from scratch at EIT Climate-KIC in Paris and Copenhagen. He gained his first green innovation expertise within the Aerospace Industry as an Innovation Officer.

Leslie Labruto

Leslie Labruto

Head of Global Energy, Acumen

Head of Global Energy, Acumen

Leslie Labruto is an Associate Director on the Portfolio team and Global Head of Energy at Acumen, where she leads Acumen’s $20M Pioneer Energy Investment Initiative (PEII). Leslie is responsible for driving strategy, portfolio construction, and thought leadership for Acumen’s Global Energy Portfolio. Leslie joined Acumen from the Clinton Foundation, where she served as Director of Clean Energy for the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) and led programmatic strategy and partnerships. Previously, Leslie worked at Summit Partners, a $15 billion venture capital firm in Boston. Leslie holds two degrees in Civil and Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London and Vanderbilt University, where she served on the Board of Trust from 2011-2015.

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Mike Scala

Global Partnerships and Strategic Planning

Mike works to transform the way that corporations, family offices, governments, and foundations align their core values, CSR, and ESG whilst maximizing impact. He and his team have led efforts around the world in the areas of disaster relief, human rights, education, environmental sustainability, and more. With a strong background in community and youth engagement, he is currently working with a variety of family offices and corporations helping them to create projects that align with their goals and double the impact of their funding. His unique approach has led to the support of communities across 15+ countries and work with organizations such as World Health Organization, Global Citizen, and Thompson Reuters.

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