Blockchain’s Poseidon Foundation Names Four To Advisory Boardbr>
The Poseidon Foundation, a non-profit that empowers individuals to offset the carbon impact of their lifestyle choices using blockchain technology to integrates carbon markets into everyday retail transactions at the point-of-sale, has named four new people to its board of advisors.
Poseidon allows users to direct funds to individual projects and share their positive impact with friends via social media platforms. The goal is to transform people’s relationship with their carbon footprint, encourage vital behavior change, and unlock the growth potential of carbon markets to address climate change.
The appointees to the board are:
Justin Mundy, Former Director, The Prince’s Charities’ International Sustainability Unit
Justin Mundy has 30 years’ experience of working on climate change, environment and energy issues and has done so within the public, multilateral and private sectors. He is former Director of The Prince’s Charities’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU) which has been set up to reflect His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’ vision and aims in the area of sustainable development. He was formerly managing director of Climate Change, and previously Senior Adviser to Deutsche Bank’s Global Markets Group. From 1992 – 1998 he ran the World Bank’s forestry and biodiversity programmes in Russia and Central Asia and was the Bank’s environment adviser for the region’s oil and gas sector.
Kristin Rechberger, Founder and CEO of Dynamic Planet
Kristin Rechberger is Founder and CEO of Dynamic Planet, a company that works with businesses and governments to restore nature. This includes ‘blue finance’, environmental storytelling, and leadership engagement – so that people and nature can both thrive. Prior to founding Dynamic Planet, Kristin was Senior Vice President of Global Programs and Partnerships at the National Geographic Society for over 14 years. Before this, Kristin lived in Seoul, Korea as a Luce Foundation Fellow and traveled extensively throughout Asia designing educational systems and producing documentary films.
Peter McCullagh, Founder and Managing Partner of TenX Ventures Inc.
Peter has over 35 years’ experience as a successful entrepreneur, business executive and thought leader. He is currently Founder and Managing Partner at TenX Ventures Inc. TenX is a Vancouver based, active, early stage Venture Capital firm that backs passionate overachievers with early stage funding, focusing on scaling up rapidly. Prior to founding TenX Ventures, Peter spent ~ 10 years growing and helping to sell three companies, with a total value of over $10bn. Before this, McCullagh was a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and a banker at Scotiabank.
Anthony Hobley, Chief Executive Officer of the Carbon Tracker Initiative
Anthony has been Chief Executive Officer of the Carbon Tracker Initiative since February 2014. Previously he was a partner and Global Head of the Sustainability & Climate Finance Practice at global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. Formerly he was General Counsel to the Climate Change Capital Carbon Fund and Director of Legal Policy for Climate Change Capital which he joined in September 2005. Anthony has played a key role in helping to design the UKs pilot emissions trading scheme and in developing key aspects of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
“I am thrilled to welcome such a talented and diverse group of individuals into the Poseidon family,” said Laszlo Giricz, founder of Poseidon. “Each advisory board member brings with them a unique perspective that will be invaluable to Poseidon’s development as it endeavours to become the leader for consumer climate action in the world. The appointment of the Advisory Board is an important development in the evolution and growth of the Foundation, in particular as we approach the Token Generation Event (TGE) on 12th May.”