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"For thirty years now I have worked professionally and internationally with sustainable development, ever since the idea was introduced in the Brundtland Report, published in 1987. The concept of sustainable development focused the world’s attention on finding strategies to promote economic and social advancement in ways that avoid environmental degradation, over-exploitation or pollution.

 

With the UN's adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sustainable development has been clarified, made operational and measurable.

 

Together with the SDG Compass, the tools and know-how have now been created to make the SDG’s a key element in sustainability strategy. "



Leif Sønderberg

 
 
 

LEIF SØNDERBERG

Senior Executive Sustainability Adviser MSc

Islands Brygge 38B

DK 2300 Copenhagen S

Denmark

Phone + 45 51 86 00 42

leif.soenderberg@goalsustain.dk


About GOAL:SUSTAIN



As the name indicates, GOAL:SUSTAIN work with implementation, evaluation and communication of the SDG's. They form a comprehensive manual for implementing and evaluating sustainable development, a concept introduced by Gro Harlem Brundtland in “Our Common Future in 1987”:

 

"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".

Download the Brundtland report from UN Documents website


CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Name: Leif Sønderberg

 

Nationality: Danish

 

Profession: MSc, Energy and Environmental Journalist

 

Position: Senior Executive Sustainability Adviser, GOAL:SUSTAIN


Education: Masters’ degree in Natural Science from University of Copenhagen, 1976.

Thesis in Natural Science Didactics, Aarhus University, Department of Education

(DPU), 1976.

 

EXPERIENCE


Present: Senior Executive Sustainability Adviser, GOAL:SUSTAIN

 

2016 - 2017:

Senior Executive Sustainable Energy Officer, DTU Office for Innovation and

Sector Services


2012 - 2017:

Secretary-General, World Energy Council – Denmark


2012 - 2016:

Senior Executive Officer, international outreach and communication, DTU National

Laboratory for Sustainable Energy


2005 – 2011: Chief Consultant, international outreach and communication, Risø National

Laboratory for Sustainable Energy


1988 – 2005:

Head of Communication, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy


1986 – 1988:

Head of Communication Department, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration


1981 – 1986:

Communication officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration


1980 - 1981:

Secretary, the Danish Public Organisation for Sustainable Energy


1977 – 1980:

Postgraduate fellow, Aarhus University, Department of Education (DPU).                       (Development of teaching resources in the biogeochemical carbon cycle and

 environmental chemistry)


1970 – 1977:

Teacher, Danish School of Education and Jonstrup college of education

 

AREAS OF WORK


Project management within

  • sustainability;
  • graphic design;
  • web development;
  • exhibitions;
  • performance design;
  • campaigns;
  • international seminars & conferences;
  • education & continued education;
  • media production;
  • photo journalism;
  • Editorial tasks

Journalism

Text analysis

Corporate identity

Communication science

Editor of the DTU International Energy report series

Organizer of DTU International Energy conferences

Co-organizer of DTU Sustain conferences

 

POSITIONS OF TRUST


Secretary-General, World Energy Council, Danish National Committee (2011 - 2017)

 

Reviewer, several IPCC Reports


External examiner in communication science, Roskilde University and University of Copenhagen


Member of the Board, Danish Science Journalist’s Association (1995 – 1998)


Member of the Board, European Union of Science Journalists' Associations (1995

– 1998)

FN's verdensmål for bæredygtig udvikling



GOAL:SUSTAIN yder rådgivning i

forbindelse med implementering,

evaluering og kommunikation af

FN's verdensmål.


KONTAKT

Leif Sønderberg

Senior Executive Sustainability Adviser MSc

GOAL:SUSTAIN

Telefon +45 51 86 00 42

leif.soenderberg@goalsustain.dk

CVR-nr.: 38699334