Sustainability Advisor - EY Sustainability | 20 years@SAP | UN | WEF | Author | Co-Founder of UN SDG Ambition | TEDx
A Denmark native, and global citizen based in LA, Ann has 25+ years of experience in the corporate world working with technology, sustainability, and purpose. After 20 years at SAP, and 2 years at Wood plc, she is now working with EY as a Sustainability Advisor providing strategic advice to EY Ventures and Sustainability Consultants in support of their Sustainability go-to-market activities. As the Co-Founder of UN SDG Ambition, together with the UN Global Compact, she has dedicated her life to serving as a trailblazer for the UN SDGs, and continue to support these goals, in addition to a number of other UN initiatives and non-profit organisations.
She launched SDG Ambition at the WEF in Davos, which challenges and supports companies in being more strategic, and transformative in how they run their businesses to deliver on the 2030 Agenda and build on the ESG framework. SDG Ambition will challenge companies to set bolder goals aligned with their purpose, governance and strategy - and address barriers to speed and scale - with enterprise-wide integration that hardwires the SDGs into business management, business processes, and information technology landscapes. The first ambition launched was Business Ambition for 1.5 C. This ambition challenges companies to take bold action to redefine business models to limit the global temperature and mitigate climate change, which will require integration of new functionalities and datasets within the existing enterprise software for businesses to become sustainable enterprises. This includes carbon accounting across the value chain, carbon ledger approach, calculation of high-level carbon footprint, and more.
She was also recently listed as one of the Top 100 Women of the Future by Mission Impact in their book by the same title. Ann's mission is to build intentional and purpose-driven partnerships to lay a robust foundation for a more sustainable future.