An interview from Emerging Markets ESG
Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Elaine Cohen, CEO, Beyond Business, Israel – November 18, 2011
By Geoffrey on November 18, 2011
Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.” The interview features a practitioner’s insights about SRI in emerging markets and through Emerging Markets ESG shares this expertise with a wide global audience. The goals of Five Questions about SRI are fourfold:
To reflect on what SRI in emerging markets means to practitioners;
To collect a catalogue of examples of SRI in practice in emerging markets;
To raise awareness about SRI in emerging markets; and
To enable SRI practitioners in emerging markets to network with peers around the world.
This week’s interview is with Elaine Cohen, CEO, Beyond Business, Israel.
Beyond Business is a Corporate Social Responsibility consulting and Sustainability Reporting consulting firm based in Israel serving local and international clients. It specializes in helping businesses improve business performance though sustainability strategy, sustainability program implementation and transparent performance reporting. Beyond Business was formed in 2009, following the merger of two smaller consulting firms in operation since 2005. Elaine Cohen has over 25 years of business experience, with global, local, and small businesses, and extensive experience in the non-profit sector. Significant roles have been with Procter and Gamble in Europe in supply chain management positions (1982-1990) as well as Vice-President, Human Resources and Social Responsibility with Unilever Israel (1997-2005). Elaine is the author of CSR for HR: A necessary partnership for advancing responsible business practices (Greenleaf, 2010); maintains three blogs on CSR and Sustainability topics; writes frequently for leading online and print publications; and lectures widely on sustainability and responsible business practice. Elaine tweets at @elainecohen.