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:

Judges Panel:

  • Alegria, Rosa, President, Perspektiva, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Austin, Madeleine, Sustainability Consultant, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Binns, Beth A. , Sustainability Consultant, Warren, VT
  • Buffington, Sandra de Castro , Director, Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), program of USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Burke, Leo , Director of Integral Leadership, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
  • Calkins, Tim, Clinical Professor of Marketing, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
  • Chaudhry, Ravi, Chairman, CeNext Consulting & Investment Pvt Ltd, New Dehli, India
  • Chinje, Eric , CEO, African Media Initiative, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Cooperrider, David , Founder, Center for Business as an Agent for World Benefit, Cleveland, OH
  • Crompton, Linda, CEO of Leadership Women,
  • Culver, Sherri , President, NAMLE, New Jersey, USA
  • Domini, Amy , Founder and CEO, Domini Social Investments, LLC, Providence, RI
  • Elgin, Duane , Author/Speaker, AwakeningEarth, Novato, CA
  • Elkington, John , Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director, SustainAbility; Founding Partner & Executive Chairman, Volans; London
  • Firestone, Charles , Executive Director, The Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Hart, Stuart , Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise; Professor of Management and Organizations, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Hoffman, Michael , Editor, Business & Society Review, Waltham, MA
  • Hopkins, Michael , Chair and Partner, MHC International Ltd., UK
  • Houston, Jean, Scholar, philosopher, and researcher in Human Capacities; consultant to the United Nations
  • Kamsler, Dr. Victoria, Director of the Katerva Awards, Wolcott, CT
  • Keefe, Joe , CEO, Pax World, Portsmouth, NH
  • Kolster, Thomas , Author, Speaker and Founder of The Goodvertising Agency and WhereGoodGrows, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Lovink, Steven, Founder & President, Planet2025 Network, Washington, D.C.
  • Lowitt, Eric , Managing Director, Nexus Global Advisors, Boston, MA
  • Ghish, Marc Luyckx , Special Advisor, “Business Solutions Europa,” Brussels; Dean, Cotrugli Business School, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Kalil, Krystala, Conference Coordinator, The SRI Conference
  • Maio, Elsie , Founder, Soul Branding/Humanity Inc., New York, NY
  • Makower, Joel , Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group Inc., Oakland, CA
  • Matthies, Peter , Founder, Conscious Business Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Mick, David , Robert Hill Carter Professor of Commerce and Editor, Journal of Consumer Research, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Miller, Doug , Chairman, GlobeScan, and President, GlobeScan Foundation, Toronto, Ontario
  • Monroe, Tom , Partner & Board member, FKM, Houston, TX
  • Mosser, Michelle , Founder & Creative Director, Grace Communications, Inc., Santa Fe, NM
  • Mumtasz, Ali, Journalist and TV Reporter, Pakistan.  Rep. EthicMark Award 2015, “Not A Bug Splat”
  • Murphy, Professor Patrick E., The University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame, IN
  • Nahser, Ron , 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
  • Patton, Iain , Communications Consultant, Ethical Team, UK
  • Pinto, Christina Carvalho, President, Full Jazz Group, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Rabin, Mitchell J., Founder, President and CEO of A Better World Foundation
  • Roof, Nancy , Founder/Publisher, Kosmos Journal, Lenox, MA
  • Sanquiche, Rosalinda–Founder, Well Written Consulting; Consultant, CSE–Center for Sustainability and Excellence, USA
  • Sahtouris, PhD, Elisabet, Professor in Residence, Chaminade University, Hawaii
  • Schneider, Claudine , Congresswoman, US House of Representatives (R-RI), 1980-1990; independent consultant, Boulder, CO.
  • Schueth, Steven , President, First Affirmative Financial Network, Boulder, CO
  • Shaw, Martha, President/Creative Director, Earth Advertising, New York, NY
  • Shireman, Bill , President and CEO, Future 500, San Francisco, CA
  • Skrzyniarz, KoAnn , CEO & Founder, Sustainable Life Media and SustainableBrands.com, San Francisco, CA
  • Steffen, Seana Lowe , PhD, CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer), Restorative Leadership Institute, USA
  • Ulfik, Rick , Founder and Board Chair of We, The World ; Emmy Awards judge in News, Documentaries and Music, NY
  • Waghorn, Terry, Co-founder and CEO, Katerva, The Netherlands
  • Werbach, Adam , Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi S; co-founder, Yerdle, San Francisco, CA
  • Yturbide, Susana Oseguera , Vice-president Events, The Millennium Project – Mexican Mode
  • Zadek, Simon , Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation,  Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  Co-Director of UNEP Inquiry
  • Zalman, Ph.D, Amy, Owner of the Strategic Narrative Institute LLC
  • Zhouying, Jin , Director, Center for Technology Innovation & Strategy Studies, Chinese Academy for Social Sciences, Beijing, China                                                                                                                                       

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.