Sustainability External Advisory Council Members

Andre Argenton 

Andre Argenton (Chairman 2022) is Dow’s chief sustainability officer and vice president of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S). He is responsible for corporate EH&S governance and sustainability. He has served on several academic advisory boards; and today, some of his external focus includes University of Michigan Department of Chemical Engineering, Liquid Sunlight Alliance, University of Michigan Erb Institute and the NYSE Sustainability Advisory Council.

Najah Ashry 

Najah Ashry (Joined 2013) is Vice President for Saudi Initiatives at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She previously served as head of the female section at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and has taught internationally and as visiting professor at a number of academic institutions.

Scott Belanger 

Scott Belanger (Joined 2021) is an internationally recognized scientist in the fields of Environmental Safety and Sustainability. He retired from Procter & Gamble’s Corporate Global Product Stewardship Capability Organization in 2020, where he led P&G’s overall environmental toxicology function. He is well-known for his research involving responses of aquatic life to natural and man-made stressors at all levels of biological organization.

Helio Mattar 

Helio Mattar (Joined 2013) is President of the Akatu Institute for Conscious Consumption, and founded the Ethos Institute for Social Responsibility. Formerly served as President of GE-Dako, Secretary of Production Development of Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade and CEO of Abrinq Foundation for the Rights of Children and Adolescents.

Isabel Studer 

Isabel Studer (Member 2015; Rejoined 2017) is the Director of Alianza University of California-Mexico. Previously, she was Executive Director for Mexico and Central America at The Nature Conservancy. She founded the Global Institute for Sustainability and was Leader of Energy and Corporate Sustainability at EGADE Business School at Tecnológico de Monterrey. Her books include Ford and the Global Strategies of Multinationals (London: Routledge, 2001) and Réquiem or Revival? The Promise of North American Integration, coedited with Carol Wise, (Washington, D.C.: Brookings, 2007).

John Warner 

John Warner (Joined 2014) is a Chemistry Inventor and Co-founder of the field of Green Chemistry. He is the President and Chief Technology Officer of Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry; and Co-founder of the Beyond Benign Foundation. John is the recipient of the 2014 Perkin Medal, a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, and co-author of Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice.

Changhua Wu 

Changhua Wu (Joined 2016) is the China Director of TIR Consulting (third industrial revolution). In her newly appointed role, she will work closely with Jeremy Rifkin to advance his vision aligned with China’s 13th Five-Year Plan – clean energy transition, internet plus China and ecological civilization. Changhua has been an environment and development policy analyst for 20 years.

Terry Yosie 

Terry F. Yosie (Joined 2018) is the former President & CEO of the World Environment Center. He previously served as a senior official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American Chemistry Council, American Petroleum Institute and was a member of the National Academies’ Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology and numerous other Academy panels. He is a member of the Sustainability Advisory Council of Ingersoll Rand and author of over 80 professional publications.

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