Agnes Maitha

Agnes Maitha, 65, and owner of close to 1 acre of trees, says KOMAZA is different from other NGO's she’s encountered because it establishes direct, long term relationship with farmers. This is central to KOMAZA’s approach, since the trees aren’t fully harvested until 10-12 years from planting.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.