Dr. Holly Dublin has more than three decades experience in the field of sustainability. Holly is a specialist in linking the inherent values of biodiversity and ecosystem services to human livelihoods and well-being. Working for 20 years at WWF’s Africa & Madagascar Programme, she has also served as the elected Chair of the Species Survival Commission, the largest of six Commissions of the IUCN with over 7,500 conservation scientists and practitioners. Holly has been the Chair of the IUCN SSC’s African Elephant Specialist Group for more than 20 years. She has led many technical evaluations for the GEF, UNEP, IUCN, WWF and other NGOs and development agencies.
Between 2009 and the end of 2012, Holly worked closely with PPR (now known as Kering) in the establishment of its new sustainability department, PPR HOME. As an integral part of PPR HOME’s development, Holly became Director and Special Advisor for Sustainability in 2011. Holly was a member of the core team in the development and strategic rollout of the pioneering Environmental Profit & Loss (E P & L) account. In 2013 she oversaw a major feasibility study into the development of a Social Profit & Loss account and now leads The B Team’s work on New Metrics.
Holly has been an active player in local, national and international policy forums including the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES), The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and has served as a Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD). She serves on the Sustainability Technical Advisory Group of Kering and is a Specialist advisor for the Zeitz Foundation.
Holly has received many distinguished awards and published over 100 peer-reviewed articles. Living in Africa allows her a daily “reality check”.