EthicMark Judges Panel

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Distinguished Judges

With Hazel Henderson and Rinaldo Brutoco, president of the World Business Academy, as chairs of the Executive Committee, the distinguished Judges Panel has over 30 members of international experts in

Advertising                     Academia                Business leaders
Ethical Investing           Film                         Futurists
Magazine                        Marketing               Media
Public Service                Think tanks            Media watchdog

Representing countries as diverse as

Brazil               Canada                         China               Croatia           Denmark
India                The Netherlands        UK                    USA

Goals and criteria

  • Portray and reinforce healthy lifestyles and behavior for consumers, youth and community
  • High standards of integrity, responsibility, trustworthiness, transparency and fairness
  • Avoid promoting self-destructive or socially irresponsible behavior, particularly to young people
  • Avoid exploitation of violence, cruelty, sensationalism, and degrading and pathological portrayals
  • Respect consumers by refraining from using greenwashing, exaggeration, fear or brain science
  • Respect diversity

Open nominations run from March to June for media campaigns which have run in the past two years (ex., June 2015 to June 2015 for the 2015 EthicMark Awards).

Co-Chairs of the EthicMark:

  • Hazel Henderson, President, Ethical Markets Media, LLC, St. Augustine, FL
  • Rinaldo Brutoco, Founder & President, World Business Academy, Santa Barbara, CA

Judges Panel:

  • Rosa Alegria, President, Perspektiva, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Madeleine Austin, Sustainability Consultant, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Beth A. Binns, Sustainability Consultant, Warren, VT
  • Tim Calkins, Clinical Professor of Marketing, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
  • Sandra de Castro Buffington, Director, Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), program of USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ravi Chaudhry, Chairman, CeNext Consulting & Investment Pvt Ltd, New Dehli, India
  • Eric Chinje, CEO, African Media Initiative, Nairobi, Kenya
  • David Cooperrider, Founder, Center for Business as an Agent for World Benefit, Cleveland, OH
  • Sherri Culver, President, NAMLE, New Jersey, USA
  • Leo Burke, Director of Integral Leadership, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
  • Amy Domini, Founder and CEO, Domini Social Investments, LLC, Providence, RI
  • Duane Elgin, Author/Speaker, AwakeningEarth, Novato, CA
  • John Elkington, Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director, SustainAbility; Founding Partner & Executive Chairman, Volans; London
  • Charles Firestone, Executive Director, The Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Stuart Hart, Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise; Professor of Management and Organizations, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Michael Hoffman, Editor, Business & Society Review, Waltham, MA
  • Michael Hopkins, Chair and Partner, MHC International Ltd., UK
  • Jean Houston, Scholar, philosopher, and researcher in Human Capacities; consultant to the United Nations
  • Jin Zhouying, Director, Center for Technology Innovation & Strategy Studies, Chinese Academy for Social Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Dr. Victoria Kamsler, Director of the Katerva Awards, Wolcott, CT
  • Joe Keefe, CEO, Pax World, Portsmouth, NH
  • Thomas Kolster, Author, Speaker and Founder of The Goodvertising Agency and WhereGoodGrows, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Steven Lovink, Founder & President, Planet2025 Network, Washington, D.C.
  • Eric Lowitt, Managing Director, Nexus Global Advisors, Boston, MA
  • Marc Luyckx Ghisi, Special Advisor, “Business Solutions Europa,” Brussels; Dean, Cotrugli Business School, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Elsie Maio, Founder, Soul Branding/Humanity Inc., New York, NY
  • Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group Inc., Oakland, CA
  • Helen Maslocka, Consultant, business development, Aptos, CA
  • Peter Matthies, Founder, Conscious Business Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
  • David Mick, Robert Hill Carter Professor of Commerce and Editor, Journal of Consumer Research, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Doug Miller, Chairman, GlobeScan, and President, GlobeScan Foundation, Toronto, Ontario
  • Tom Monroe, Partner & Board member, FKM, Houston, TX
  • Michelle Mosser, Founder & Creative Director, Grace Communications, Inc., Santa Fe, NM
  • Professor Patrick E. Murphy, The University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame, IN
  • Ron Nahser, Senior Wicklander Fellow, Institute for Business & Professional Ethics, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • Chandran Nair, Founder and Chief Executive, Global Institute for Tomorrow; Chairman and co-founder, Avantage Ventures; Hong Kong
  • Iain Patton, Communications Consultant, Ethical Team, UK
  • Christina Carvalho Pinto, President, Full Jazz Group, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Nancy Roof, Founder/Publisher, Kosmos Journal, Lenox, MA
  • Cari Rudd,  Communications consultant, Washington, D.C.
  • Rosalinda Sanquiche, Executive Director, Ethical Markets LLC,  St. Augustine, FL
  • Claudine Schneider, Congresswoman, US House of Representatives (R-RI), 1980-1990; independent consultant, Boulder, CO.
  • Steven Schueth, President, First Affirmative Financial Network, Boulder, CO
  • Martha Shaw, President/Creative Director, Earth Advertising, New York, NY
  • Bill Shireman, President and CEO, Future 500, San Francisco, CA
  • KoAnn Skrzyniarz, CEO & Founder, Sustainable Life Media and SustainableBrands.com, San Francisco, CA
  • Seana Lowe Steffen, PhD, Chief Enthusiasm Office, Restorative Leadership Institute, USA
  • Rick Ulfik, Founder and Board Chair of We, The World ; Emmy Awards judge in News, Documentaries and Music, NY
  • Terry Waghorn, Co-founder and CEO, Katerva, The Netherlands
  • Adam Werbach, Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi S; co-founder, Yerdle, San Francisco, CA
  • Susana Oseguera Yturbide, Vice-president Events, The Millennium Project – Mexican Mode
  • Simon Zadek, Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation,  Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Mitchell J. Rabin, Founder, President and CEO of A Better World Foundation
  • Amy Zalman, Ph.D., Owner of the Strategic Narrative Institute LLC                                                                                                                                           The EthicMark® Judges Panel consists of the above distinguished people from various business, advertising, and human potential organizations. Like all of us, the members of the Judges Panel are part of the existing economy. They strive for higher standards in ethics and advertising both in their individual work and in their role as Panel members even through some members’ clients might not meet the high advertising standards of the EthicMark® Awards, whether because of their products or marketing methods. The Judges Panel is open to inquiries from anyone who wants to examine any Panel member’s bio and commercial relationships.