Susanne sets direction for Novo Nordisk to be a leader with high and forward-looking standards for driving a sustainable business and documenting progress. This role involves external representation and stakeholder engagement on current and emerging sustainability issues, trendspotting and insights, strategic advice to the executive management team and support in embedding an ambitious sustainability agenda across the broader organisation.
Susanne joined the Novo Group in 2000 to ingrain a sustainability-driven approach in the business as the lens for decision-making and a strong component of the corporate culture. Over the years, she has championed 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. In 2004 she led the successful integration of the company’s annual reporting and has since championed the evolution of integrated thinking and reporting in Novo Nordisk and externally.
She is member of the International Integrated Reporting Council, and member of the Board of the Access to Nutrition Foundation. She is adjunct professor of Corporate Sustainability at the Copenhagen Business School and a visiting professor at the UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business.
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.