Mr Ortar is the Manager of the Institute. He is one of the leading authorities on CSR reporting in Israel and has been actively involved in the environmental and CSR fields for many years. Ortar began his career as an aid to the Public Security minister – focusing on domestic violence. Later he headed Greenpeace’s Israel branch, led the stream and river pollution initiative at the non-profit Tzalul, and advised many environmental campaigns in Israel. In 2006 Ortal turned his attention to CSR and became a consultant; helping some of Israel’s largest corporations in adapting to CSR and CSR reporting. Ortar introduced the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines to Israel’s business community. As part of his activity at the institute Ortar formed the ‘Quality Assurance Center for CSR Reporting’ and leads The Center’s activities in Israel and abroad. Ortar holds a BA in Political Science from The Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College and an MA in Environmental Studies from Tel-Aviv University.
Dr. Ronit Donyets-Kedar
Dr. Donyets-Kedar is the Chief Academic Advisor of the institute. A distinguished lecturer at the Center of Law & Business (CLB), Dr. Donyets-Kedar graduated summa cum laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law, where she won the Weinfeld Award for Excellence in Labor Law. Dr. Donyets-Kedar went on to earn her Master’s of Law (LL.M.) and Doctor of Juridicial Science (J.S.D.) degrees from New York University’s School of Law.
Today Dr. Donyets-Kedar teaches Corporate Social Responsibility, Jurisprudence, Contract Law, Unjust Enrichment and Interpretation in Law, as well as Legal Aspects of Privatization. Her areas of research include legal and moral philosophy, political philosophy, contract theory and corporate social responsibility.
Dr. Ofer Sitbon
A Senior Academic Advisorr of the Institute. Dr. Sitbon is also the head of the Legal Clinic for Corporate Social Responsibility at the CLB, Dr. Sitbon has earned his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Law in the Tel Aviv University, where he also received his Master’s of Law (LL.M.) degree, graduating summa cum laude and first in his class. Prior to that, Dr. Sitbon graduated magna cum laude from a joint program between Hebrew University’s Faculty of Law and Department of Philosophy, which granted him both a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. Dr. Sitbon was also the first the editor-in-chief of Ma’asei Mishpat: The Tel-Aviv University Journal of Law and Social Change, He is a senior fellow in the Shaharit think-tank.
Adv. Efy Michaely
Adv. Michaeli is head of privatization and regulation section at the Institute. He is an expert in Public Law (administrative and constitutional) and works, researches and lectures on Privatization Law at the CLB. He has experience in continuous work with government institutions (regulatory) which includes contact with public workers and representatives, writing opinions, drafting bills, appearances before professional committees, appearances before parliamentary committees and representation in court. He was part of the representation of the CLB in its petition against the privatization of the Israeli prisons, which led to the cancellation of the law on the subject and to the CLB being awarded the prestigious Gorny Prize for human rights organizations.
Adv. Moran Harari
Adv. Harari is Head of the tax justice section at the Institute and the manager of the ‘Tax Justice Network Israel’ at the CLB. She is also a researcher at the international Tax Justice Network – an organization dedicated to eradicating financial secrecy and tax fraud. Before joining the Institute, Adv. Harari worked at a number of CSR and responsible-investment consulting firms in the UK and in Israel. Her expertise in tax law was gained at Tadmor and Co’s taxation department and as a researcher at TJN. Harari holds an LLB degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an LLM (Cum Laude) from University College, London.