An interview from Emerging Markets ESG
Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Teresa Fogelberg, Deputy Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), The Netherlands – June 3, 2011
By Geoffrey on June 3, 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 Teresa Fogelberg, Deputy Chief Executive, Government Relations, International Organizations, Development & Advocacy, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), The Netherlands.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a network-based organization that pioneered the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework. GRI is committed to the framework’s continuous improvement and application worldwide. GRI’s core goals include the mainstreaming of disclosure on environmental, social and governance performance. GRI’s Reporting Framework is developed through a consensus-seeking, multi-stakeholder process. Participants are drawn from global business, civil society, labor, academic and professional institutions. As GRI’s Deputy Chief Executive Teresa engages in strategic external relationships with businesses, governments, civil society and other stakeholders. Teresa started her career as an anthropologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She has spent many years in development organizations, such as ILO, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and USAID, and in several countries in West Africa, where she specialized in gender issues and famine-early warning systems. She has 13 years’ experience across various managerial positions at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Head of the Department for Women and Development, and the Research and Higher Education Department. She was also director of climate change and led the Dutch delegations to the UN climate change and Kyoto protocol negotiations.