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Eleni Theodorou

Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Engagement Consultant
Eleni is a young talent with a visual impairment due to childhood cancer (retinoblastoma). She has a hybrid background in both the private and the public sector. She has worked for companies such as Nestlé Government Affairs and Corporate Communications focused on topics such as circular economy and innovation for the brand Nespresso and public information on nutrition labelling for the 6 food multinational groups. She has designed projects for Unilever Europe sustainability amongst others. During her studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva she specialized in corporate- humanitarian partnerships for humanitarian innovation and served for UNHCR in a refugee camp in Greece supporting the implementation of projects designed through public- private partnerships such as the IKEA Foundation Better Shelter.

She has researched and conducted reports for the WHO, Geneva Gender Champions and Cern, Philanthropy Advisors and won multiple awards such as the All4Youth Innovation Challenge by Nestlé, EY, Firmenich and others.

She is a partnerships professional focused on corporate engagement for the social impact sector and CSR/ sustainability for the private sector. She previously worked as the Community Development and Corporate Engagement lead for the Hague Humanity Hub building a multisectoral community of innovators for peace, justice and humanitarian action.
Eleni is a content contributor for B Corp- UN Global Compact SDG Action Manager platform focused on SDG17 and SDG16.

She has a deep interest in corporate impact investing for disability and ESG integration. Her goal is to create a mindset shift in order to show that people with disabilities are a human capital that companies should invest in. She advocates that disability inclusion is good business.