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SustainAbility Names New Senior Advisor

Submitted by: SustainAbility

Categories: Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Jul 27, 2000 – 12:00 AM EST

 

LONDON, Jul. 27 /CSRwire/ - Washington, DC - SustainAbility is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Barsky as a Senior Advisor in the organisation's Washington office. Ms. Barsky will be advising corporate and institutional clients on the spectrum of sustainability challenges including community engagement, social investment, labor and human rights. She will also be responsible for expanding SustainAbility's expertise in emerging markets.

Ms. Barsky joins SustainAbility after a decade of combined work experience in finance, journalism and development with a range of private and public sector institutions and grassroots non-governmental organizations in the US, Canada, Latin America and Africa.

Most recently, as an independent consultant, Ms. Barsky has supported development and implementation of public-private partnerships, particularly with the United Nations Development Programme. She has also served as adjunct lecturer on corporate social responsibility (CSR) at Columbia University and at New York University, where she taught a course on CSR issues in resource-rich countries.

At SustainAbility, Ms. Barsky will play a critical role in shaping the Emerging Economies program. She will advise US and international clients on developing and implementing CSR strategies including critical issue identification, effective management of stakeholder relations, sustainable social investment initiatives, mapping of social and environmental impacts and delineation of spheres of influence, particularly in developing countries.

Born in Montreal, Canada, Ms. Barsky holds a Masters Degree from Columbia University's School of International and Political Affairs in economic and political development, and a Baccalaureate in Political Science from McGill University. She speaks French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Founded in 1987, SustainAbility is a strategic management consultancy and think-tank, with offices in London, Washington. DC, San Francisco and Zurich. SustainAbility is the longest established international consultancy specializing in business strategy and sustainable development - environmental improvement, social equity and economic development. SustainAbility is a hybrid organization: part strategic management consultancy, part world-class think-tank and part energetic public interest group.

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