Deputy Chief Executive of the Government Relations, International Organizations, Development and Advocacy (GIDA) Team at Global Reporting Initiative
As GRI's Deputy Chief Executive, Teresa Fogelberg engages in strategic external relationships with businesses, governments, civil society and other stakeholders. She started her career as an anthropologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She has spent many years in development organisations, including 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.
In those positions, Teresa Fogelberg contributed to the development of socio-economic impact assessment tools, chaired the OECD Working Party on Women and Development, and was a member of the Oversight Committee of the (multi-stakeholder) Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Immediately before 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.
In 2002, Teresa Fogelberg 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. She sits on the board of several sustainable development organisations.