PRESS RELEASE:
Filippa Bergin joins Global Child Forum as new Head of Research and Business Development

STOCKHOLM, 17 FEBRUARY, 2020

Filippa Bergin has been appointed new Head of Research and Business Development at Global Child Forum, charged with leading on the organization’s work to strengthen the understanding and relationship between corporate profitability and children’s rights.  She assumed her role on January 9.

Global Child Forum, a leading children’s rights and business platform, is pleased to announce that Filippa Bergin has been appointed to the new position of Head of Research and Business Development.

In this new role, Filippa is responsible for developing Global Child Forum’s research portfolio and, together with global business partners, unlock the potential for business to support and advance the realization of  children’s rights.

“We are delighted to welcome Filippa to this new role,” said Cajsa Wiking, Secretary General of Global Child Forum.  “Bringing a strong sustainability background, and broad experience from both the private and public international sector, she’s a great addition to the organization’s competent team.”

“As Head of Research and Business Development I will have the opportunity to continue to develop the organization’s important benchmark on business and children’s rights, creating the right tools and incentives for business and the financial sector to do ‘good business’ – business  that is sustainable, responsible and focusses on the well-being of children,” said Filippa Bergin. “I’m excited to work with a committed team and many global partners in this common challenge and opportunity.”

Filippa has over twenty years’ experience in impact finance and sustainable business from organizations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Storebrand group AS, Axel Johnson group,  Axstores AB, the Karolinska Institute, and Amnesty Business Group. She currently serves on the board of  the Swedish Development Agency (SIDA),  and has previously served on the board of SOS Children’s Villages Sweden, the London-based International Institute on Environment and Development  (IIED),  and the UNEP-FI initiated Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition.  She holds a master’s degree in law from Uppsala University, and has studied at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University.

Global Child Forum mobilizes business and global market actors to advance children’s rights through profitable business. By bringing together thought leaders and influencers from business, civil society, academia and government, the organization spurs action for social change around children’s rights. The next Global Child Forum will be held in Stockholm on 8 October 2020.

About Global Child Forum

Founded in 2009 by the Swedish Royal Family, Global Child Forum is a leading forum for children’s rights and business dedicated to innovative thinking, knowledge-sharing and networking.  We believe in the power and responsibility of business, working in partnership with all parts of society, to create a prosperous, sustainable and just society for the world’s children. In addition to our forums, Global Child Forum delivers research perspectives, best practices and risk assessment tools designed to unlock opportunities for business to integrate children’s rights into their operations and communities. For more information, please visit: www.globalchildforum.org.

For further information, please contact:

Linda Ravin Lodding
Head of Communications
Global Child Forum
linda.lodding@globalchildforum.org
mobile: +46 72 387 0248

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