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Meet GBRI's Global Network of Sustainability & Social Impact Influencers and Partners

Empowering Change-Makers Across Continents

Founded in 2010, GBRI is in its 13th year as a dedicated advocate for sustainability and social impact. As a small business with global reach, our commitment has always been to foster meaningful change in communities worldwide. Today, we are excited to grow by empowering other small businesses around the globe. Our path of growth is not just about expansion; it’s an extension of our mission to build a more sustainable and equitable world. Meet our esteemed partners and influencers, the change-makers who join us in this endeavor.

Our Esteemed Partners

Miranda-Anderson

Miranda Anderson

Position: WELL AP, WELL Faculty, LEED AP BD+C
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Influencers, Partners, WELL Instructor, WELL-LIVE
Location: N. America

InfluencerPartner

Miranda Anderson is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Interior Architecture and Design program at the University of Idaho. With over 25 years in the architecture and interior design industries, she is an NCIDQ certificate holder, LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C), WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP), and a WELL Faculty member with the International WELL Building Institute.

As a design educator, Miranda has received award recognition including a national Teaching Excellence Award and a University Mid-Career Faculty Award. She holds a Master of Architecture degree and specializes in design decision-making for healthy interior environments with emphasis in materials for sustainability and well-being, materials and meaning, and adaptive reuse/historic preservation.

Prior to teaching, Miranda spent eight years in private practice as a project manager, designer, and LEED AP on a variety of commercial and residential projects throughout the Northwest U.S

Miranda Anderson

WELL AP, WELL Faculty, LEED AP BD+C

Miranda Anderson is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of…

Carolina Wernicke, WELL AP

Carolina Wernicke

Position: Sustainability Consultant, Architect, LEED AP & WELL AP
Phone: +13465600654
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Influencers, LEED GA Exam Prep Instructor, Partners, WELL Instructor, WELL-LIVE
Location: N. America

InfluencerPartnerCarolina Wernicke is an architect and sustainability consultant who collaborates independently with a leading design and construction firm in LATAM. She specializes in assisting clients in achieving international certifications, enabling them to align with their ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) goals. Carolina’s work focuses on sustainability, promoting the well-being of building occupants, and enhancing corporate reputation and practices.
Leveraging her expertise, Carolina has adeptly applied her LEED AP and WELL AP certifications. Since 2019, she has actively participated in projects spanning LATAM, overseeing the implementation of requisite measures to meet these certification criteria while upholding her clients’ commitments.
Carolina obtained her architectural degree from the Faculty of Architecture, Planning, and Design at Argentina’s National University in Rosario (UNR). With an extensive background in commercial and hospitality design and construction, she continues to make significant contributions to the industry.

Carolina Wernicke

Sustainability Consultant, Architect, LEED AP & WELL AP

Carolina Wernicke is an architect and sustainability consultant who collaborates…

PaulinaMarinkovic

Paulina Marinkovic

Position: Strategic Consultant
Phone: +19176001196
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Influencers, Partners
Location: N. America
InfluencerPartnerI’m a professional with 14 years of work experience. My background is in conservation, climate change, sustainability, strategic planning, project management, communication affairs, and building liaisons in the environmental climate change arena. I’m a Harvard Cum Laude graduate in Environmental Management, with an MS from Columbia University in Sustainability Management, a degree in Broadcast Journalism NBC/NYFA, an Executive MBA, and LEED AP O&M credentials. I’m trained in intra and interpersonal communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and strategic communication and fluent in French, Spanish and English. My interdisciplinary background combines Earth sciences and communications expertise with knowledge about SDGs, Paris Agreements, and IPPC to effectively convey strategies and messages encompassing all things sustainability. I am passionate about nature and its wilderness and creating a world in which nature and people can thrive together on Earth.

Paulina Marinkovic

Strategic Consultant

I’m a professional with 14 years of work experience. My…

Xavier Varghese

Position: CEO SX Energy Efficiency Solutions Inc
Phone: +14168249644
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Partners
Location: N. America

PartnerI Xavier Varghese moved to Calgary, Canada and launched my own start-up SX Energy Efficiency Solutions Inc. (www.sxenergyefficiencysolutions.ca) an Energy Services Company (ESCO), having certified knowledge and experience in the Lighting and Energy industry for over 25 years. Our Vision – Create sustainable and affordable clean energy for everyone and increase occupant comfort through Energy Efficient Lighting Solutions . I previously worked for Signify/Philips Lighting in Middle East. I am a certified PMP and Energy professional by AEE. I recently completed my MBA from UCW, Vancouver and became an entrepreneur after graduating from Founders Institute, Western Canada in Summer 2022.

Indeed excited to work with GBRI to create awareness globally (specifically in Western Canada) through education sector (universities) and energy and professional associations like AEEA, AEE, PMI, OACETT, IES and others.

Xavier Varghese

CEO SX Energy Efficiency Solutions Inc

I Xavier Varghese moved to Calgary, Canada and launched my…

Dr. Gyanendra Kumar

Phone: +919760239685
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Influencers, Partners
Location: South Asia

InfluencerPartnerProfessional with 14 years of experience in consultancy, research, education, and construction. I have proven expertise in construction, sustainability, resource efficiency, life cycle assessment, green building design, waste management, material testing and characterization, optimization techniques, and project management. I am a recognized “Construction Product Life Cycle Assessment Specialist” and CII-Certified Professional in Resource Efficiency and Environment Sustainability. I am ASSOCHAM Green and Eco-friendly Movement Certified Professional (GEM CP) and member of Indian Green building Council (IGBC). I am International Youth Conference (IYC) ambassador, a sustainability Ambassador, and a green building Ambassador. I am associated with some international and national organisations, i.e., Commission Member-International Union for conservation of Nature (IUCN), Researcher and Member-Global Sustainability Future Network (GSFN), Member-RECLAIM, Member-SPSC, Member- Climate Practisers Inida Network (CPIN), Member- Institute of Engineers India, Ltd. (IEI), AM-ASCE, Sr. Member-RELIM. I have conducted 6-international and national trainings in sustainability and related topics, and completed more than 30 professional courses/certifications/training from reputed institutes, i.e., Harward, MIT, Oxford, Columbia University, IITs, and NITs through online and offline mode.
Recently from January 2023, We have started an entrepreneurial journey with “SustainAble Solutions” with the aim of spreading awareness about sustainability and decarbonising the construction industry. The services such as research, sustainable building material development, circularity in built environment, waste management, life cycle assessment, material testing and optimisation are being offered

Dr. Gyanendra Kumar

Professional with 14 years of experience in consultancy, research, education,…

Alvin-P-Tejada-

Alvin Tejada

Position: CEO, APTCS Group
Phone: +639209318570
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Partners
Location: ASEAN

PartnerLEED®Fellow / AP ID+C, BD+C · WELL ™ AP / Faculty / Advisor · USGBC Faculty · EDGE Expert / Auditor · TRUE™ Advisor · PMP® · GREEEN ADP+AA · ARCHITECT

Alvin is a pioneering green building professional in the Philippines. His career has supported several project owners, designers, contractors and suppliers in achieving building sustainability certification, pushing industry transformational outcome and mentoring aspirants to the profession.

Alvin has acquired more than 25 years of experience in architectural and interior design, corporate real estate, construction, property and facilities management. He has advanced his career as an independent practitioner and a team player in multinational companies.

Alvin is actively involved in sustainable buildings and climate mitigation causes. He is a licensed Architect and holds international licenses as Project Management Professional (PMP), LEED AP, WELL AP, EDGE Expert and Auditor, TRUE Advisor and GREEEN Assessor and Audito. He is a Professor of Architecture at local university and is a licensed faculty of the USGBC and IWBI.

In 2022, Alvin was elevated as LEED Fellow of the USGBC- a first for South East Asia.

Alvin Tejada

CEO, APTCS Group

LEED®Fellow / AP ID+C, BD+C · WELL ™ AP /…

Our Dynamic Influencers

Mrunal Joglekar

Mrunal Joglekar

Position: Influencer
Phone: +917620278276
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Influencers
Location: South Asia
InfluencerA passionate Architect with keen interest in sustainability and environment. Graduated with a Master’s degree in Environmental Architecture, now working in the field of sustainability. Passive design strategies in architecture, eco-friendly sustainable building materials, Carbon footprint and sustainable tourism are the realms that fascinates me.

Mrunal Joglekar

Influencer

A passionate Architect with keen interest in sustainability and environment….

Carolina Wernicke, WELL AP

Carolina Wernicke

Position: Sustainability Consultant, Architect, LEED AP & WELL AP
Phone: +13465600654
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Influencers, LEED GA Exam Prep Instructor, Partners, WELL Instructor, WELL-LIVE
Location: N. America

InfluencerPartnerCarolina Wernicke is an architect and sustainability consultant who collaborates independently with a leading design and construction firm in LATAM. She specializes in assisting clients in achieving international certifications, enabling them to align with their ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) goals. Carolina’s work focuses on sustainability, promoting the well-being of building occupants, and enhancing corporate reputation and practices.
Leveraging her expertise, Carolina has adeptly applied her LEED AP and WELL AP certifications. Since 2019, she has actively participated in projects spanning LATAM, overseeing the implementation of requisite measures to meet these certification criteria while upholding her clients’ commitments.
Carolina obtained her architectural degree from the Faculty of Architecture, Planning, and Design at Argentina’s National University in Rosario (UNR). With an extensive background in commercial and hospitality design and construction, she continues to make significant contributions to the industry.

Carolina Wernicke

Sustainability Consultant, Architect, LEED AP & WELL AP

Carolina Wernicke is an architect and sustainability consultant who collaborates…

PaulinaMarinkovic

Paulina Marinkovic

Position: Strategic Consultant
Phone: +19176001196
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Influencers, Partners
Location: N. America
InfluencerPartnerI’m a professional with 14 years of work experience. My background is in conservation, climate change, sustainability, strategic planning, project management, communication affairs, and building liaisons in the environmental climate change arena. I’m a Harvard Cum Laude graduate in Environmental Management, with an MS from Columbia University in Sustainability Management, a degree in Broadcast Journalism NBC/NYFA, an Executive MBA, and LEED AP O&M credentials. I’m trained in intra and interpersonal communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and strategic communication and fluent in French, Spanish and English. My interdisciplinary background combines Earth sciences and communications expertise with knowledge about SDGs, Paris Agreements, and IPPC to effectively convey strategies and messages encompassing all things sustainability. I am passionate about nature and its wilderness and creating a world in which nature and people can thrive together on Earth.

Paulina Marinkovic

Strategic Consultant

I’m a professional with 14 years of work experience. My…

Osama Elgebaly

Position: Civil engineer
Phone: +201146610806
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Influencers
Location: North Africa & Middle East

InfluencerCivil engineer, with 27 years of experience in construction inddusrtry and 10 tears in sustainable affordable housing, industrial development and mutly use projects
My position now is commercial Business development director in one if the top 5 consultancy firm in Egypt,

Osama Elgebaly

Civil engineer

Civil engineer, with 27 years of experience in construction inddusrtry…

Dr. Gyanendra Kumar

Phone: +919760239685
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Influencers, Partners
Location: South Asia

InfluencerPartnerProfessional with 14 years of experience in consultancy, research, education, and construction. I have proven expertise in construction, sustainability, resource efficiency, life cycle assessment, green building design, waste management, material testing and characterization, optimization techniques, and project management. I am a recognized “Construction Product Life Cycle Assessment Specialist” and CII-Certified Professional in Resource Efficiency and Environment Sustainability. I am ASSOCHAM Green and Eco-friendly Movement Certified Professional (GEM CP) and member of Indian Green building Council (IGBC). I am International Youth Conference (IYC) ambassador, a sustainability Ambassador, and a green building Ambassador. I am associated with some international and national organisations, i.e., Commission Member-International Union for conservation of Nature (IUCN), Researcher and Member-Global Sustainability Future Network (GSFN), Member-RECLAIM, Member-SPSC, Member- Climate Practisers Inida Network (CPIN), Member- Institute of Engineers India, Ltd. (IEI), AM-ASCE, Sr. Member-RELIM. I have conducted 6-international and national trainings in sustainability and related topics, and completed more than 30 professional courses/certifications/training from reputed institutes, i.e., Harward, MIT, Oxford, Columbia University, IITs, and NITs through online and offline mode.
Recently from January 2023, We have started an entrepreneurial journey with “SustainAble Solutions” with the aim of spreading awareness about sustainability and decarbonising the construction industry. The services such as research, sustainable building material development, circularity in built environment, waste management, life cycle assessment, material testing and optimisation are being offered

Dr. Gyanendra Kumar

Professional with 14 years of experience in consultancy, research, education,…

Interested in Partnering with GBRI?

Who Are GBRI Partners?

GBRI Partners are committed advocates for sustainability and social impact, often representing small businesses, educational institutions, or corporate entities. These partners are empowered to teach GBRI courses, contributing their expertise and insights to our educational platforms.

Key Characteristics:

Role: More than instructors; they become an integral part of GBRI.

Representation: Can act as individuals or as representatives of companies or educational institutions.

Focus: Aligned with GBRI’s mission for sustainable development and social impact.

Monetary Incentive: Eligible for a 40% revenue share from co-hosted trainings and events.

The Commitment: Partners work closely with GBRI to not just impart education but to make a profound social impact, promoting social justice, economic growth, and climate change mitigation.

Who Are GBRI Sustainability & Social Impact Influencers?

GBRI Influencers are individuals passionate about making a difference in the realm of sustainability and social justice. They leverage their networks to promote GBRI’s educational courses and resources, focusing on community building and awareness.

Key Characteristics:

Role: Advocates for sustainability education within their respective networks.

Reach: The potential for global influence via online platforms.

Focus: Making a meaningful impact beyond mere financial gains.

Monetary Incentive: Eligible for a 20% revenue share for promoting GBRI events.

The Commitment: Influencers go beyond traditional promotion to meaningfully engage with their communities, sharing valuable resources and stimulating discussions around global sustainability and social impact.

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