Laura Bergh (SA)

I am an independent professional in Sustainability Leadership and Research with a Master’s degree from Cambridge University. I worked in the corporate and consulting governance arena for 20 years before changing careers and joining the social economy. I have a strong interest in catalysing sustainability-driven entrepreneurs and I currently assist social enterprises and non-profit organisations with business plans, strategies and impact assessments to build resilience and scale up for higher impact.

My work on localising the Poverty Stoplight approach for a South African context led me to form the Poverty Stoplight Office (SA) where the objective is to improve the impact of organisations delivering social impacts through poverty-related programmes, enterprise development and community empowerment projects. This approach is also used by corporates in assessing the poverty status of their blue-collar workers and prioritising focus areas for engagement.