ChangeNOW 2021


Heidi Huusko

UN Global Compact and the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

Senior Manager & SBTi Steering Committee member


Heidi Huusko joined the UN Global Compact in 2012 and leads the UN Global Compact’s environment and climate portfolio. She is a founding member of the Science Based Targets initiative (CDP, UN Global Compact, WRI and WWF) and is part of its steering committee. Heidi is supporting the UN Climate Action Team as an expert on private sector engagement since 2019 and initiated the Business Ambition for 1.5 C campaign for the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in 2019. Previously, she established the Business Leadership Criteria on Carbon Pricing, Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy and thus has a vast experience in how to drive corporate ambition supporting UN goals and issues. Before joining the United Nations, Heidi was a civil servant in Sweden. As an Environment and Climate Advisor, she authored agency wide policies and trainings in humanitarian relief and disaster resilience, and led several missions in disaster risk reduction. Heidi started her career in the civil society, where she has been working with human rights, poverty eradication and youth empowerment in the global south. In early 2015, Heidi was posted in Liberia to work as an Advisor on recovery after the Ebola crisis. Heidi holds a Master’s in Social Science: Business Administration and Ecological Economics.


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