George Basile is an internationally recognized creative thinker and practitioner in the field of sustainability working to reframe sustainability as a “decision challenge”. Basile started out on a traditional academic career path, with a BS in physics from University of California-Irvine followed by a PhD in biophysics from University of California-Berkeley and a post-doc at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has held teaching positions at Berkeley and Stanford, and helped develop undergraduate and graduate sustainability programs in the United States and EU. He currently serves on the boards of nonprofit organizations and new ventures, and advises Fortune 500 clients and startups on sustainable strategies, operations, tools and actions. He served as the R&D head of The Natural Step, an accelerator of global sustainability and the Executive Director of the Decision Theater at ASU. Basile is widely published and is a sought after speaker focusing on creating strategic alignment between business drivers and emerging market needs.
Hylke Faber’s mission is to realize his essence and help others do the same. He has been serving as a consultant, coach and facilitator for the last 25 years, working with large and small organizations across the globe. He is CEO of Growth Leaders Network and Constancee, the leadership and culture development consultancies and has taught the Leader as Coach programs at Columbia Business School. He also is the author of the award-winning book Taming Your Crocodiles: Unlearn Fear and Become a True Leader and the sequel Taming Your Crocodiles Practices: Daily Practices for Leadership Depth. He received his Master of International Relations degree from the Johns Hopkins University and is originally from the Netherlands. He now lives in Phoenix, Arizona and loves his work and the outdoors, reading, meditation, yoga, cooking and making music.