Amanda is the Director of Partnerships at Pearson, the world’s largest education company. Based in NY, she develops strategies and collaborations that support Pearson’s engagement in the global education agenda, and extend the company’s social impact in low-income and marginalized communities.
Before joining Pearson, Amanda worked at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) leading the “Business Call to Action” and supporting multinational companies to advance the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through core business innovation. She was previously Program Director at the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) in London, advising executives on responsible business practices in developing and conflict-affected countries.
For 3 years, Amanda led the Secretariat for the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, bringing together governments, NGOs, and multinational oil/gas/mining companies to address extractive industry challenges in countries such as Nigeria, Colombia, Indonesia, and the DRC. She has also been a consultant for UNESCO, the European Cultural Foundation and the City Literary Institute, focusing on the role of culture and the arts in development.
Amanda’s specialties are: Private sector role in international development, shared value business models, multi-stakeholder partnerships, social innovation, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability strategy, stakeholder engagement, business network development, project management, resource mobilization