Portfolio: Saturday

Hannah Darnton

Hannah Darnton joined the Skoll Foundation in 2015 and currently serves as an analyst on the Skoll Awards and Community Team. As an analyst, Hannah focuses on identifying social entrepreneurs with the potential to drive large scale social change and solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Prior to joining Skoll, Hannah worked with multiple anti-human trafficking organizations across West Africa and Southeast Asia. For the three years, she worked as Asia program manager for the San Francisco-based anti-trafficking non-profit, Not For Sale.

Hannah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and French from the University of Michigan and a Masters in NGOs and Development from the London School of Economics.

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Emilie Martin

Emilie Martin

Emilie Martin has 13 years’ experience in Anti-Trafficking. In February 2017, Emilie joined the Salvation Army as operations manager, supporting potential victims (PVOT). Her journey started in 2004, and shaped her legal degree where she completed her final year dissertation on this topic. Emilie was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in March 2012. Emilie joined the Home Office in 2009 as a competent authority and asylum case owner. In June 2012, she specialised in trafficking appeals as a senior Presenting Officer.  In 2015, Emilie joined Hestia as service manager. There, she managed over 45 staff, overseeing five safe houses and London’s outreach service, the largest outreach service nationally.

 

Sam Salisbury

Sam Salisbury

Sam Salisbury is a director of Centrica Innovations, where he leads the Innovation Lab. Over the next five years, £100 million will be invested in start-ups, giving Centrica access to technology and entrepreneurial capability. The Labs will provide start-ups with business support and access to Centrica’s customers.

As part of the Innovation Lab, Sam leads the Centrica backed, Ignite fund, the UK’s first impact investment fund with a focus on energy. Ignite has provided £9m of investment to 14 enterprises. Before Ignite, Sam worked in corporate strategy at Centrica and as a management consultant. He graduated from the University of Oxford with a DPhil in Engineering Science.

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Susanne Stormer

Susanne Stormer

Susanne and her team lead an account for Novo Nordisk’s efforts to be a sustainable business, building on the company’s Triple Bottom Line (TBL) business principle.

Susanne joined the Novo Group in 2000. 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 Berkeley Social Impact Fellow at the UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business.

Susanne holds a Masters in English Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Area Studies, both from Aarhus University, Denmark. She is a graduate of the Stanford Business Executive Programme.

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Peter Drobac

Peter is a global health implementer, educator, and researcher. A specialist in infectious diseases and public health, he is the co-founder of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), Partners In Health’s ground-breaking new university in Rwanda. As the director of Partners In Health in Rwanda, he helped establish community-based health system incubators that developed care delivery innovations from HIV to cancer—many to national scale.  Peter has an MD from Medical College of Wisconsin and a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He teaches global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, and is an associate physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Katie-Coral Sicora

As an Oxford 1+1 student, Katie-Coral paired the Master of Science in Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance at the School of Geography and the Environment with a Master of Business Administration at Saïd Business School. She has focused her career on strategic marketing across multiple sectors from politics to purpose-driven technology. Katie-Coral concentrated her graduate studies on how to adjust governance models to address climate change and geoengineering, promote circular economy, and design ‘authentic experiences’ of ‘nature’ to drive behaviour change. Katie-Coral holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Communication from Emerson College. She is a Pershing Square Scholar, Forte Fellow, and Skoll Centre Leading for Impact Fellow.

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Katie Hill

Katie Hill

Katie Hill is the executive director of B Lab UK, the not-for-profit responsible for rolling out the B Corp movement across the country. She has a background in social investment, and having run a social enterprise in Bulgaria for four years, Katie is committed to seeing business, the most powerful man-made creator of wealth and prosperity, used to benefit all not just a few, enabled by the SDG framework. She is delighted to be back at Emerge having studied for her Masters of Business Administration at Saïd Business School a decade ago.

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Joanna Macrae

Joanna Macrae

Dr Joanna Macrae is the director of European Partnerships at GiveDirectly, a US-based NGO that aims to transform international aid by scaling up the use of cash-based programming. She is also a visiting fellow at the Centre for Global Development. She worked at the UK Department for International Development for a decade, where she led its humanitarian policy, key research, and innovation portfolios. Prior to that, she headed the Humanitarian Policy Team at the Overseas Development Institute, leading a wide range of research.

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Rachel Mantell

Rachel Mantell

Rachel is a mother and management consultant, and part of the Refugees at Home team. She describes herself as an accidental activist – volunteering at the Calais Jungle camp led to increased involvement in refugee support activities, and she has now hosted refugees for two years. The charity she helps to run, Refugees at Home, matches destitute refugees and asylum seekers with generous people who have spare rooms, and has provided more than 41,600 hosted nights in its two years of operation.

When she isn’t recruiting new hosts, Rachel’s hobbies include theatre, reading, and playing with her son’s Lego.

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James Mawson

James Mawson

James was editor of Private Equity News, part of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal in London, for nearly four years until May 2010 when he launched Global Corporate Venturing as an independent title from his own publishing company. This was followed by the launch of the second publication, Global University Venturing, in January 2012, to help students, faculty, and academia more broadly launch or develop their entrepreneurial businesses, and work with external peers. The company, Mawsonia’s, third title, Global Government Venturing, was launched in May 2014.

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