Dr. Robert Eccles and Mr. Jim Lopez join Advisory Board

Dr. Robert Eccles and Mr. Jim Lopez Join Advisory Board

Jessica Kilcoyne April 25, 2013
NBS is delighted to welcome two new members to our Advisory Board. Both are true sustainability thought leaders and we look forward to their involvement in our work. 
Picture of Dr. Robert Eccles, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Dr. Robert Eccles, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Robert G. Eccles first joined Harvard Business School in 1979 and received tenure in 1989. He left in 1993 to work in the private sector and rejoined the faculty in 2007. Right after receiving tenure, Professor Eccles started doing research on corporate reporting, a topic which remains of great interest to him from a research, managerial practice and public policy perspective. He has also written three books on this subject. 

 Aside from his active research program on integrated reporting, Professor Eccles teaches on "Innovating for Sustainability" and is working on co-writing a book about professional service firms. Dr. Eccles was selected as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior - 2012 for his extensive, positive contribution to building trust in business. 

Dr. Eccles was selected as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior - 2012 for his extensive, positive contribution to building trust in business. 
Picture of James Lopez, President and CEO, Tembec Inc.

James Lopez, President and CEO, Tembec Inc.

After 16 years in progressively more senior positions at Tembec, James Lopez was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2006. 

Mr. Lopez began his career more than two decades ago at Synergetics, an international consulting firm, where his client base included a diverse group of manufacturing companies, including Tembec. 

In 1989, Mr. Lopez joined Tembec as a Manager in Corporate Development, where he was involved in strategic planning, business development and organizational development. Since then, he has held many senior executive positions and was instrumental in significantly raising the company’s corporate sustainability profile. He also led the Forest Resource Management Group to a number of landmark achievements in forest certification and conservation, including playing a key role in establishing the Ontario Living Legacy initiative and Ontario Forestry Accord. 

Mr. Lopez has been active in a number of industry trade and technical associations including Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and is Co-Chairman of the Bi-National Softwood Lumber Council between Canada and the United States.