Dr. Calin Georgescu is a well known senior sustainable development expert. He is currently the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Sustainable Index Institute in Geneva/Vaduz. He served 17 years in the UN system holding various positions within the UNDP, UNEP and as UN Special Rapporteur for toxic waste of the OHCHR. He also coordinated the Romanian National Sustainable Development Strategy in 1999 and 2008 and acted as director of the International Economic Organisations Department in the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was the President of the European Research Centre for the Club of Rome between 2013-2015. He authored several books on prospective studies dealing with the impact of human capital development on Romania’s socio-economic progress. He also contributed chapters on environment and sustainable development to Strategic Reports on Romania. He obtained his PhD in soil research from the University of Agronomic Sciences of Bucharest.