Independent journalist and moderator for sustainability management and sustainable investment.
Susanne Bergius (1963) is a geography graduate and a well-trained business journalist. For more than 30 years she has been committed to the interactions and connections between economy, ecology and social matters.
Since 2004 Susanne Bergius has been working as an independent journalist and moderator for sustainability management and sustainable investment in Berlin.
As a journalist she has amongst others been writing for the Handelsblatt, other daily newspapers, online-media and specialised journals as well as book-publications. Since 2008 she has been responsible for the concept (elaboration, organisation) and compilation of the monthly German Handelsblatt Business Briefing Sustainable Investments. The latter informs wealthy and institutional investors, financial experts and companies. Moreover she conceives and writes the economic and financial part of the sustainability-encyclopaedia of the Aachener Foundation Kathy Beys.
As a moderator she leads panel discussions, topic-specific events and goal-oriented workshops. Furthermore she has since 2005 been moderating / mediating confidential stakeholder-dialogues between companies of different industries and their relative stakeholders (NGOs, employees, clients, suppliers, directorates,...).
As an expert she is holding presentations in Germany and abroad and is regularly member of award-juries.
Between 1990 and 2004 she had been editor of the economic and financial daily Handelsblatt and reported as correspondent in Brussels about economy, finance, politics as well as social and environmental matters in the Benelux countries. Additionally she has been responsible for sustainabilty matters since 2002.
Her journalistic work about sustainability has been awarded or nominated for awards several times: In 2012 she was shortlisted for State Street's financial journalist award in the category „Best report". In 2010 she got into the shortlist of the ERM-media-award sustainable development. In 2008 she won the State-Street-award for financial journalists. In 2007 she was awarded the Econsense-journalist prize and in 2005 the FNG-Media-prize.
For years she has as well been voluntarily supporting students for their theses, dissertations and professional orientations. Moreover she has been a curator for the nationwide Student Network for Ethics in Economics and Practice (Sneep) from 2009 to 2012.
Susanne Bergius is married and has two adult sons.
„Sustainability strategies in politics, economy and the financial world are only credible, when they are focussed on the main business, created ambitiously and when they express challenging goals. They must establish efficient sustainability management with clear responsibilities and sustainable decision criteria. Finally transparency is vital as to the monitoring of their social and environmental performances.“