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The International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE) envisions a future in which our society understands the importance and benefits of Environmental Social and Governance/Gender (ESG) process criteras and how it can make our lives better; a future in which consumers can readily identify competent and ethical professionals who place Enviromental Social and Governance/Gender’ interests first; a future in which practitioners aspire to the highest levels of professionalism and excellence; in which companies, regulators, governments and many other stakeholders internationally are recognizing ESG criteras as a mainstream.

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The International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE) envisions a future in which our society understands the importance and benefits of Environmental Social and Governance/Gender (ESG) process criteras and how it can make our lives better; a future in which consumers can readily identify competent and ethical professionals who place Enviromental Social and Governance/Gender’ interests first; a future in which practitioners aspire to the highest levels of professionalism and excellence; in which companies, regulators, governments and many other stakeholders internationally are recognizing ESG criteras as a mainstream.

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Headquartered in London, UK, The International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE) represents the sustainability profession globally regarding standard-setting, and advocates on behalf of the profession to international organisations, governments, businesses, non-governmental organisations and civil society. In addition to ensuring compliance with best practice and certification standards it sets globally, IASE also provides the most relevant knowledge and resources in supporting and protecting the evolving public interest. We’re shaping a sustainable future. You need to be part of it!

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IASE has the power to change lives

Our History

Headquartered in London, UK, The International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE) represents the sustainability profession globally regarding standard-setting, and advocates on behalf of the profession to international organisations, governments, businesses, non-governmental organisations and civil society. In addition to ensuring compliance with best practice and certification standards it sets globally, IASE also provides the most relevant knowledge and resources in supporting and protecting the evolving public interest. We’re shaping a sustainable future. You need to be part of it!

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Governance:
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The Board is our governing body and its role is to promote the long-term sustainable success of the IASE and to generate value for its members and stakeholders worldwide.

The Companies Act 2006 Company limited by guarantee. Adopted on 02 July 2020

IASE Articles of Association PDF

Governance:
Understand more about IASE corporate governance

The Board is our governing body and its role is to promote the long-term sustainable success of the IASE and to generate value for its members and stakeholders worldwide.

The Companies Act 2006 Company limited by guarantee. Adopted on 02 July 2020

IASE Articles of Association PDF

Executive Committee

Javier Manzanares Allen | IASE Chairman of the Board

Javier Manzanares is the Deputy Executive Director at the Green Climate Fund (GCF) based in Incheon, Republic of Korea. He previously served as GCF’s Chief Financial Officer and Director of Support Services, when he joined the Fund in 2014. GCF is a new multilateral fund created to make significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change. GCF seeks to promote the paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways by providing support to developing countries to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Prior to that, he was Director and Representative of UNOPS in the MERCOSUR region, based in Argentina. He was formerly Division Manager of Investment and Development Banking at the Central American Bank for Economic Integration. Javier also worked as the Executive VP for two privately held banks of Grupo Fierro. His career in banking and finance began with Banco Santander/BSCH in the United States, Hong Kong and Japan.

Javier holds a dual MBA from Northwestern University / Kellogg (USA), an EMBA from Hong Kong University of Sciences & Technology (China) and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at INHA University in South Korea.

Ms. Carmen Micu | IASE Vice Chairwoman of the Board

Carmen Micu is Founder and Board Member of ENVISIA-Boards of Elite, the first Business School in Romania for Board Directors. She is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in general management and in marketing & communication, having held local, regional and global assignments, in companies such as Beiersdorf AG Hamburg, Wella AG and Omnicom Media Group, and covering an array of industries from FMCG to Pharma and Media & Advertising.

Strong business development professional, Carmen holds two Masters degrees and is an alumna from prestigious schools: IESE Business School, Wharton University, Kellogg School of Management- Northwestern University, “Politehnica” University Bucharest, ASEBUSS Bucharest, University of Washington. She has been a member of Professional Women’s Network Romania from its very inception in November 2011, currently being its Board Vice-President Membership Experience.

Since 2019 she is also Chair of the Nomination Committee PWN Global and has been nominated PWN Global Member of the Year in 2019. Since 2016 is member of The “Independent Directors’ Association” (AAI).

Godfrey N. Nti | IASE Vice Chairman of the Board

Godfrey Nti is an Entrepreneur, Business Leader, Strategy Consultant and an International Speaker. He has held various leadership positions throughout his 22 year working career. Currently he is the Executive Director of GNN Strategy Consultants as well as Managing Director of The Leads People Marketing Strategy Pty Ltd – both entities specialising in providing holistic strategy advice to companies. He also holds a couple of directorships throughout Africa: he is an independent non-executive director on the board of three companies and one not-for-profit organisation.

Prior to Godfrey’s current roles as stated above, Godfrey was Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) from 2009-2018. During this time, he also held the position of Chairman of the CEO Committee of the Global Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), a global standard setting body for the financial planning profession. Furthermore, he was the Group Accountant of National Investment and Savings Bank from 1999 – 2000 and then Financial Director of De Montfort University South Africa from 2001-2005.

Godfrey holds a Masters Level Professional Qualification in Management Accounting and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. He also holds a Higher Diploma in African Political Economics from the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute,  University of Pretoria.

Professor Charles W Munn. OBE, FCBI | Ethics Committee Chair

Charles Munn is a Scottish banker and academic. Currently he serves on the board of the European Financial Planning Association and is chairman of the Erskine Cunningham Hill Trust, a charitable foundation.

From 1988-2007 he was Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. While in that role he served a term as President of the European Bank Training Network and became chairman of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in Scotland. He also co-wrote ‘Ethics, Integrity and Reputation’ a handbook for bankers. His other writings on the subject of business ethics have been published internationally.

He is the author of seven books on the development of Financial Institutions. His latest work is ‘Minister of Money’ a biography of Rev. Henry Duncan, founder of the savings bank movement.

He has served on the boards or committees of a number of professional bodies including the Customer Contact Association, the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

He is an honorary professor in the Universities of Glasgow and Dundee. In his spare time he plays golf at Aberdour and ST Andrews.

Executive Committee

Javier Manzanares Allen | IASE Chairman of the Board

Javier Manzanares is the Deputy Executive Director at the Green Climate Fund (GCF) based in Incheon, Republic of Korea. He previously served as GCF’s Chief Financial Officer and Director of Support Services, when he joined the Fund in 2014. GCF is a new multilateral fund created to make significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change. GCF seeks to promote the paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways by providing support to developing countries to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Prior to that, he was Director and Representative of UNOPS in the MERCOSUR region, based in Argentina. He was formerly Division Manager of Investment and Development Banking at the Central American Bank for Economic Integration. Javier also worked as the Executive VP for two privately held banks of Grupo Fierro. His career in banking and finance began with Banco Santander/BSCH in the United States, Hong Kong and Japan.

Javier holds a dual MBA from Northwestern University / Kellogg (USA), an EMBA from Hong Kong University of Sciences & Technology (China) and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at INHA University in South Korea.

Ms. Carmen Micu | IASE Vice Chairwoman of the Board

Carmen Micu is Founder and Board Member of ENVISIA-Boards of Elite, the first Business School in Romania for Board Directors. She is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in general management and in marketing & communication, having held local, regional and global assignments, in companies such as Beiersdorf AG Hamburg, Wella AG and Omnicom Media Group, and covering an array of industries from FMCG to Pharma and Media & Advertising.

Strong business development professional, Carmen holds two Masters degrees and is an alumna from prestigious schools: IESE Business School, Wharton University, Kellogg School of Management- Northwestern University, “Politehnica” University Bucharest, ASEBUSS Bucharest, University of Washington. She has been a member of Professional Women’s Network Romania from its very inception in November 2011, currently being its Board Vice-President Membership Experience.

Since 2019 she is also Chair of the Nomination Committee PWN Global and has been nominated PWN Global Member of the Year in 2019. Since 2016 is member of The “Independent Directors’ Association” (AAI).

Godfrey N. Nti | IASE Vice Chairman of the Board

Godfrey Nti is an Entrepreneur, Business Leader, Strategy Consultant and an International Speaker. He has held various leadership positions throughout his 22 year working career. Currently he is the Executive Director of GNN Strategy Consultants as well as Managing Director of The Leads People Marketing Strategy Pty Ltd – both entities specialising in providing holistic strategy advice to companies. He also holds a couple of directorships throughout Africa: he is an independent non-executive director on the board of three companies and one not-for-profit organisation.

Prior to Godfrey’s current roles as stated above, Godfrey was Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) from 2009-2018. During this time, he also held the position of Chairman of the CEO Committee of the Global Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), a global standard setting body for the financial planning profession. Furthermore, he was the Group Accountant of National Investment and Savings Bank from 1999 – 2000 and then Financial Director of De Montfort University South Africa from 2001-2005.

Godfrey holds a Masters Level Professional Qualification in Management Accounting and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. He also holds a Higher Diploma in African Political Economics from the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute,  University of Pretoria.

Professor Charles W Munn. OBE, FCBI | Ethics Committee Chair

Charles Munn is a Scottish banker and academic. Currently he serves on the board of the European Financial Planning Association and is chairman of the Erskine Cunningham Hill Trust, a charitable foundation.

From 1988-2007 he was Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. While in that role he served a term as President of the European Bank Training Network and became chairman of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in Scotland. He also co-wrote ‘Ethics, Integrity and Reputation’ a handbook for bankers. His other writings on the subject of business ethics have been published internationally.

He is the author of seven books on the development of Financial Institutions. His latest work is ‘Minister of Money’ a biography of Rev. Henry Duncan, founder of the savings bank movement.

He has served on the boards or committees of a number of professional bodies including the Customer Contact Association, the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

He is an honorary professor in the Universities of Glasgow and Dundee. In his spare time he plays golf at Aberdour and ST Andrews.

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The ISF and ISB credentials are one of the most desired and respected global certifications for those seeking to demonstrate their commitment to competent and ethical ESG practice

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