SUSTAINABLE DESIGN ALLIANCE

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN ALLIANCE

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#WHY WE EXIST

WHY WE EXIST:

We are a global consortium of interdisciplinary collaborators, consultants, designers, at the nexus of creative and other industries to share information and stories about sustainable design in all its forms — from UX design to automotive design, from interiors to branding.

What the members have in common is a true desire to make the planet a better place for future generations rather than screwing it up.

We’re looking to engage with governments and industries (large and small) to make sure that we have the opportunities and legislation which allow us to design a better world for this century and those to come.

WHAT WE DO:

We support person-to-person and cross-collaborative learning by spotlighting projects and practitioners working on global sustainability solutions in these 8 focus areas:

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CULTURE & SOCIETY

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ENVIRONMENT

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GREEN INFRASTUCTURE

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GREEN GOVERNANCE

GREEN GOVERNANCE

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MOBILITY

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RESOURCES

RESOURCES

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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TECHNOLOGY

#TEAM

TEAM

PAUL FOULKES-ARELLANO

With three decades’ experience in the design industry, Paul Foulkes-Arellano has worked in markets across the world. A champion of endangered languages, he is fluent in French and Spanish.

After studying modern languages at Cambridge, Paul began his career in the late eighties. His first post was at Packaging Innovation in London (now called PI Global). Paul has also worked at Design Bridge and Seymourpowell. From 2000-2011 he was managing director of drinks design specialists, Wren & Rowe.

 Paul has worked extensively with international CPG brands. His favourite work assignment was a 2-day sustainability workshop at Havana Club’s distillery in Cuba.

Paul is determined to do something about the devastating effects of plastic pollution, and in 2017 joined forces with international campaign group A Plastic Planet as their Packaging Advisor.  Paul has been on a mission to identify alternatives to plastic packaging, sourcing new suppliers and helping retailers and brands to transition.

 Paul is founder of the Sustainable Design Alliance, which sprang out of a number of conversations at HOW Design Live in Boston in Spring 2018.

PAUL FOULKES-ARELLANO







With three decades’ experience in the design industry, Paul Foulkes-Arellano has worked in markets across the world. A champion of endangered languages, he is fluent in French and Spanish.

After studying modern languages at Cambridge, Paul began his career in the late eighties. His first post was at Packaging Innovation in London (now called PI Global). Paul has also worked at Design Bridge and Seymourpowell. From 2000-2011 he was managing director of drinks design specialists, Wren & Rowe.

 Paul has worked extensively with international CPG brands. His favourite work assignment was a 2-day sustainability workshop at Havana Club’s distillery in Cuba.

Paul is determined to do something about the devastating effects of plastic pollution, and in 2017 joined forces with international campaign group A Plastic Planet as their Packaging Advisor.  Paul has been on a mission to identify alternatives to plastic packaging, sourcing new suppliers and helping retailers and brands to transition.

 Paul is founder of the Sustainable Design Alliance, which sprang out of a number of conversations at HOW Design Live in Boston in Spring 2018.

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With three decades’ experience in the design industry, Paul Foulkes-Arellano has worked in markets across the world. A champion of endangered languages, he is fluent in French and Spanish.

After studying modern languages at Cambridge, Paul began his career in the late eighties. His first post was at Packaging Innovation in London (now called PI Global). Paul has also worked at Design Bridge and Seymourpowell. From 2000-2011 he was managing director of drinks design specialists, Wren & Rowe.

 Paul has worked extensively with international CPG brands. His favourite work assignment was a 2-day sustainability workshop at Havana Club’s distillery in Cuba.

Paul is determined to do something about the devastating effects of plastic pollution, and in 2017 joined forces with international campaign group A Plastic Planet as their Packaging Advisor.  Paul has been on a mission to identify alternatives to plastic packaging, sourcing new suppliers and helping retailers and brands to transition.

 Paul is founder of the Sustainable Design Alliance, which sprang out of a number of conversations at HOW Design Live in Boston in Spring 2018.

BRANDON SAPSARA

Brandon is a business solutions consultant, systems-thinker, design sprint facilitator, relationship builder and creative problem solver. Brandon has worked in a myriad of industries from industrial manufacturing to back office and retail investment banking to UX Design.

His current interests alongside his work involve writing, speaking and storytelling. Brandon is creating spaces, connecting people and developing stories for the Sustainable Design Alliance which allow for the acceleration of environmental progress in a number of critical areas. 

Brandon's favorite work assignments have included working and studying abroad internationally throughtout his life in Nicaraga, Guadalajara, Rajasthan— India, and Germany.

After Brandon left his post with DreBo back in 2016, he met Paul on Linked-In and they began having conversations about the devastating environmental effects of plastics. This inspired Brandon to join Paul in creating the Sustainable Design Alliance. 

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Brandon is an entrepreneur, systems-thinker, collaborator, relationship builder and creative problem solver. Current experience: User Experience Design, Business Development, Project Coordination, Product Management, Professional Networking, Writing, Speaking, & Storytelling.

Brandon is Co-Founder of Spark. A design sprint company using an agile methodology from the book Sprint, by Jake Knapp — a proven process used hundreds of times by successful companies such as Google Ventures and Facebook which adds structure to decision making, improves learning and creates measurable design results. Brandon loves science fiction, storytelling and helping clients create meaningful experiences.

BRANDON SAPSARA





Brandon is a business solutions consultant, systems-thinker, design sprint facilitator, relationship builder and creative problem solver. Brandon has worked in a myriad of industries from industrial manufacturing to back office and retail investment banking to UX Design.

His current interests alongside his work involve writing, speaking and storytelling. Brandon is creating spaces, connecting people and developing stories for the Sustainable Design Alliance which allow for the acceleration of environmental progress in a number of critical areas. 

Brandon's favorite work assignments have included working and studying abroad internationally throughtout his life in Nicaraga, Guadalajara, Rajasthan— India, and Germany.

After Brandon left his post with DreBo back in 2016, he met Paul on Linked-In and they began having conversations about the devastating environmental effects of plastics. This inspired Brandon to join Paul in creating the Sustainable Design Alliance. 

Ned Bayne-Powell

Ned is a User Experience Designer, having worked in London, New York City and San Francisco. His frustrations with technology and the environment led him on an exploration of improvement, taking the impossible and making it happen. 

He is currently working with software in the waste management sector to solve design problems for citizens and businesses across 3 continents. 

Ned being onboard as Content Director for the Sustainable Design Alliance allows for communicating the message to the audience through graphics, web and presentation content. He enjoys learning about how tech is helping to drive sustainability through vehicles and smart devices.

BRANDON SAPSARA







Brandon is an entrepreneur, systems-thinker, collaborator, relationship builder and creative problem solver. Current experience: User Experience Design, Business Development, Project Coordination, Product Management, Professional Networking, Writing, Speaking, & Storytelling.

Brandon is Co-Founder of Spark. A design sprint company using an agile methodology from the book Sprint, by Jake Knapp — a proven process used hundreds of times by successful companies such as Google Ventures and Facebook which adds structure to decision making, improves learning and creates measurable design results. Brandon loves science fiction, storytelling and helping clients create meaningful experiences.

Ned Bayne-Powell



Ned is a User Experience Designer, having worked in London, New York City and San Francisco. His frustrations with technology and the environment led him on an exploration of improvement, taking the impossible and making it happen. 

He is currently working with software in the waste management sector to solve design problems for citizens and businesses across 3 continents. 

Ned being onboard as Content Director for the Sustainable Design Alliance allows for communicating the message to the audience through graphics, web and presentation content. He enjoys learning about how tech is helping to drive sustainability through vehicles and smart devices.

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Advisors

Advisors

DHRUV BORUAH

Dhruv is former IBM, Siemens; an Adventurer, Angel Investor and he is now dedicated full time to solve Plastic Pollution, change the world's mindset from awareness to profitable solutions.

He is currently setting up an accelerator to support entrepreneurs rethinking the plastics economy and he is organising London's Plastic Hackathon Dhruv is the founder of ‘The Thames Project’ which has been covered by national, international broadcast media and publications, including the CNN, BBC & ITV. Aside from being a regular contributor to the BBC, ITV and other media, Dhruv is a sought-after speaker and had delivered two TEDx talks. 

DHRUV BORUAH

Dhruv is former IBM, Siemens; an Adventurer, Angel Investor and he is now dedicated full time to solve Plastic Pollution, change the world's mindset from awareness to profitable solutions.

He is currently setting up an accelerator to support entrepreneurs rethinking the plastics economy and he is organising London's Plastic Hackathon Dhruv is the founder of ‘The Thames Project’ which has been covered by national, international broadcast media and publications, including the CNN, BBC & ITV. Aside from being a regular contributor to the BBC, ITV and other media, Dhruv is a sought-after speaker and had delivered two TEDx talks. 

DHRUV BORUAH







Dhruv is former IBM, Siemens; an Adventurer, Angel Investor and he is now dedicated full time to solve Plastic Pollution, change the world's mindset from awareness to profitable solutions.

He is currently setting up an accelerator to support entrepreneurs rethinking the plastics economy and he is organising London's Plastic Hackathon Dhruv is the founder of ‘The Thames Project’ which has been covered by national, international broadcast media and publications, including the CNN, BBC & ITV. Aside from being a regular contributor to the BBC, ITV and other media, Dhruv is a sought-after speaker and had delivered two TEDx talks. 

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Dhruv is former IBM, Siemens; an Adventurer, Angel Investor and he is now dedicated full time to solve Plastic Pollution, change the world's mindset from awareness to profitable solutions.

He is currently setting up an accelerator to support entrepreneurs rethinking the plastics economy and he is organising London's Plastic Hackathon Dhruv is the founder of ‘The Thames Project’ which has been covered by national, international broadcast media and publications, including the CNN, BBC & ITV. Aside from being a regular contributor to the BBC, ITV and other media, Dhruv is a sought-after speaker and had delivered two TEDx talks. 

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