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Jane Madden

Edelman, Senior Vice President of CSR and Sustainability

July 20, 2010
Jane Madden leads Edelman's Chicago CSR & Sustainability practice. Jane is a sustainable development expert with 23 years experience in over 20 countries including, Afghanistan, China, Russia and Saudi Arabia. She brings a wealth of expertise in emerging markets, stakeholder engagement , NGO's and multilateral organizations. Before joining Edelman, Jane ran her own CSR consulting firm, Social Sustainability International where she advised multilateral agencies, NGO's and private sector clients on environmental, social and governance strategies, capacity building and partnerships. Her clients included Ben & Jerry's, Xerox, The Brookings Institution and The Inter–American Development Bank.
Since joining Edelman, Jane has developed a comprehensive CSR strategy for Humana, one of the country's largest Medicare providers and a top health insurer, that implements the triple bottom line of healthy people, healthy planet and healthy performance. She advises SC Johnson on building NGO partnerships in India and China and has provided counsel on ingredients disclosure ,executive positioning and sustainability. She is also developing a CSR strategy and signature philanthropy program for Motorola. BASF, Wrigley and Quaker are also among her clients. Jane also leads the Edelman partnership with the Global Reporting Initiative, the gold standard for sustainability reporting
Jane served for 12 years as World Bank official. Her portfolio comprised technology, education, gender and transitional economies. Jane launched the World Bank Global Development Learning Network Center in Kabul, Afghanistan. By engaging key stakeholders from the Afghan government, NGO's and the local community, she expanded local policy makers' access to global information and knowledge. Jane also served on the Bank's Community Outreach Committee and was a subject matter reviewer for the Development Marketplace competition. Jane has held positions at CARE, UNICEF and the European Union. She serves on the Board of Trustees of CHF International, an international humanitarian organization and is a Director at Citizen Effect, an innovative micro–philanthropy NGO and the Step Up Women's Network. Previously, she served as Director of the Sustainable Business Network of Washington and as President of the Washington Literacy Council where she also tutored adults for 10 years. Jane is a member of the Chicago Sustainable Business Alliance and the Women's Council on Energy and the Environment.
Jane earned a BA in French from Fordham University and an MA, with distinction, in International Affairs and Political Economy from American University's School of International Service.