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Cristina Balan

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Current Employer: CSR BootIQ
City: Bucharest
Province / State / Region: N/A
Country: Romania

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Cristina holds an engineering degree in Land Reclamation and Environmental Protection (Bucharest University of Agronomic Sciences), a MA degree in Marketing (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies), and a post-graduate diploma in Journalism (London School of Journalism). Prior to working as a sustainability consultant, Cristina had worked for the United Nations (1998 – 2012). She is a licensed trainer, delivering training courses in sustainability reporting (GRI Standards), PECB-certified courses (ISO 20121 PECB Certified Lead Implementer, and ISO 20400 Lead Sustainable Procurement Manager), and a Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner.  Her areas of expertise include: stakeholder engagement (AA1000 SES), non-financial/ sustainability reporting (Global Reporting Initiative, UN SDGs), sustainable events (ISO 20121), sustainable procurement (ISO 20400) and sustainability assurance (Accountability Standards series: AA1000 AS, AA1000 APS). As of January 1st, 2019, Cristina holds a 3-year mandate in one of the GRI’s governance bodies, the Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC).

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