Our Team



Marketa Svobodova is passionate about sustainability at the latest since the beginning of her university studies, she is constantly trying to be Sustainability Change Agent at work as well as in her free time, believing that everybody can motivate people around, thus multiplying positive effect much more. With a background of International Trade/ Relations and CEMS, International Management and international professional experience by working in the UK, Germany, USA; studying in Belgium; volunteering in Colombia and Mexico, she created this group of volunteers on Sustainability in spring 2015 with the aim to improve sustainable/ responsible behavior of companies as well as individuals. She also worked/consulted on employee satisfaction, customer experience as well as environmental aspects.



Agnes Tolescu has an educational background in economics and working experience in data analysis in business & pricing strategy. She’s trying to put her skills to use for a positive change in the community she lives in. The only expat & non czech speaker in the group, she moved to Czech Republic three years ago from her home country, Romania. Being part of this team is a great opportunity to teach herself and teach others about Sustainability, which she thinks it’s the key to our future and the future of our next generations.



Jiri Zeman studied mathematical modelling in Prague. Having lived in Zlín for 11 years, he still likes going back to Moravia regularly. During his one-month volunteer work in an ecological tented conference centre in England he got to know sustainable lifestyle and realized how it’s important to strive for it. He’s convinced that the ideas of sustainable development should also be urged by people whose job is unrelated to environmentalism. He finds appealing the idea to change companies‘ policies, since companies usually impact on more things than individuals.



Ymy Vu Thi is a Data Science Consultant in international company based in Prague. Born in Vietnam, enjoys active lifestyle, exploring new cultures and cuisine by traveling, singing and dancing. She joined Resp:on to raise awareness about environment-friendly and socially responsible ways of living. Improving a plastic waste policy of a single corporation or changing one person’s habits by switching to reusable sources would be a great success for her. She says: “It is unavoidable to not use plastic in my busy business and social life. I have bought so many plastic bottles in my life and many I did not even recycle. We all have. But I learnt how to use less. We all can. Join me to live as a responsible consumer in this consume world!”


Alexei is a mathematician from Ireland who moved to Augsburg (Germany) for his Ph.D. studies. Sustainability and environmentalism have always been important to him. In recent years especially, he has been moved by our changing climate and has been thinking of ways of taking effective action. He joined RespON after an invitation to the first reading club meeting and saw it as a great opportunity to engage and share with others on the topic of sustainability.