Teresa Fogelberg

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Teresa Fogelberg

As Global Reporting Initiative's "Deputy Chief Executive Teresa engages in strategic external relationships with business, 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, USAID, and Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in several countries in West Africa, where she specialized in gender issues and famine-early warning systems. She has thirteen 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. In those positions Teresa contributed to the development of socio-economic impact assessment tools, and chaired the OECD Working Party on Women and Development and sat on the Oversight Committee of the (multi stakeholder) Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Immediately prior to joining GRI, she worked for the Netherlands Ministry of Environment, where she was Head of the Climate Change and Industry department, and Special Advisor on International Environmental Affairs. She was also Head of the Netherlands Delegation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) , in the period that the Netherlands had the Presidency of the UNFCCC and managed to successfully close the deal on the Kyoto Protocol. In that position she worked closely with the corporate sector. In 2002, Teresa acted as Executive Assistant to the Special Envoy of the U.N. Secretary General for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, and was in charge of private sector involvement in the Summit. Teresa sits on the board of several sustainable development organizations. She is a Dutch National of Scandinavian origin, and is fluent in English, Swedish and French." [1]

"Teresa is an active World Connector (www.worldconnectors.nl). The Worldconnectors are a group of persons in the Netherlands from the NGO-sector, government, business, media, the world of politics and youth. The vision and work of the Round Table is based on the UN Millennium Declaration and the Earth Charter. And she serves on the board of Cordaid, one of the biggest international development organisations with a network of almost a thousand partner organisations in 36 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, combining emergency aid and structural poverty eradication. (www.cordaid.nl) and on the board of WWF Netherlands (www.wnf.nl), one of the largest national WWF networks, with some 900,000 members." [2]

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  1. Trustees, International Institute for Environment and Development, accessed April 30, 2008.
  2. Women in Europe for a Common Future Trustees, organizational web page, accessed January 18, 2013.
  3. Trustees, Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development, accessed April 30, 2009.