Susanne leads Novo Nordisk’s efforts to be a sustainable business and is charged with management of corporate sustainability-driven programmes, the integrated Annual Report, stakeholder engagements and communication on the value of the company’s Triple Bottom Line (TBL) business principle. She sets the strategic direction for the company’s positioning as a sustainability leader and a pioneer in demonstrating the long-term business value of incorporating economic, social and environmental perspectives into its market proposition.
Susanne joined the Novo Group in 2000 to ingrain the TBL principle in the business as the lens for decision-making and a strong component of the corporate culture. Among her achievements are the successful integration of the company’s financial and sustainability reporting. She represents Novo Nordisk in the UN Global Compact and the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights. She is appointed member of the International Integrated Reporting Council, and member of the Board of the Access to Nutrition Foundation and the Board of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings. She was member of the initial Advisory Board of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. In 2013 she was appointed adjunct professor of Corporate Sustainability at the Copenhagen Business School and in 2016 she joined the UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business as a Berkeley Social Impact Fellow.
Susanne holds a MA in English Studies and a BA in East Asian Area Studies, both from Aarhus University, Denmark. She is a graduate of the Stanford Business Executive Programme.