Meet our team & partners
The Social Business Company® is powered by an effective combination of a multi-disciplinary network of professionals with a wide range of expertise and experience and a force of young, bright people, who ensure that we are in line with the new generation of technologies, needs and mindsets.
Tania Ellis, Special Advisor and Managing Director
Since the foundation of The Social Business Company, Tania has over the years been highly engaged in putting social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and corporate social responsibility on the map. She has 25 years of management experience from the business sector, 12 of the years in management positions in the airline and advertising industry, and holds an Executive MBA from Henley Business School. She is also a prize-winning writer of numerous articles and books, including the internationally recognized “The New Pioneers”. Her expertise and hands-on involvement in blending business with sustainability and innovation has made her a popular strategic advisor and inspirational speaker, with clients ranging from entrepreneurial companies to large international corporate brands. More details here.
MARINA KAHLE, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
During her MSc. in Diversity and Change Management from Copenhagen Business School, Marina studied what drives companies to change the way they do business and how they are developing sustainable business practices that create both economic and social value. Drawing on her international work and study experience in Germany, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Thailand and India, Marina is managing our product and service development, so The Social Business Company can create even more value for its community of professionals worldwide.
SIDSE ZIMMERMANN, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Circular Economy, resource efficiency, innovation and communication have been the driving forces of Sidse’s project portfolio in her work as a project manager.
Sidse holds a MSc. within Digital Design and Communication from the IT University. In The Social Business Company, she will be combining her digital background with her experience with project management of R&D projects in pursuing the digital transformation of products and services.
THANH THANH TRANOVÁ, COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT
Thanh Thanh is currently studying MSc. in Business and Development Studies at CBS where she predominantly focuses on CSR and development in developing countries and emerging markets. Along with her studies in Czechia, France and Denmark, she has become very concerned about sustainable development and social responsibility. Therefore she aims to be a part of something that contributes to a better future. At The Social Business Company, Thanh Thanh will use this sustainability-oriented mindset together with her great organisational and communication skills that she acquired from her work experience in the marketing field.
Our network partners – professional specialists
We operate with a network-based organization structure, working together with our strong community of cutting-edge innovators and professional partners, who are specialized in a wide range of disciplines within the field of CSR, social innovation, and social entrepreneurship.
For us, this means flexibility to scale and adjust our activities in accordance with needs and demands. For you, this means that you always get the right specialists when we tailor our services to your specific needs.
OUR INNOVATION NETWORK – FROM GRASSROOTS TO CEOS
Another unique feature about The Social Business Company is our informal global, cross-sector network of social entrepreneurs, NGOs and grassroot organizations, professionals from corporations and ministries on all levels, student organizations, academia and think tanks.
Our wide cross-disciplinary network is one of our key resources for picking up on new trends, finding cutting-edge practices, learning about new policies and practices in the making and more.
All this ultimately benefits you in staying ahead of the 21st century business and innovation game.
Our alumni community
Throughout the years we have had the privilege of attracting bright young interns, office assistants, and junior associates, who want to – or are already pursuing – a sustainability-focused career within a wide range of disciplines.
Over time they have contributed with practical assistance on projects and provided fresh perspectives to our work. In turn, they have obtained new insights and inspiration for their next steps forward on their respective career paths which include work with climate strategies, stakeholder relationship management, CSR film production, sustainability communication, work for the Danish Government as well as the United Nations Development Programme.
Meet some of them here (click on their picture to learn more about them):
Pelle Møller Lütken Maria R. Ahlgreen Liv Nordin Christensen Malene Mortensen
Ina Strøjer-Schmidt Ida Hemmingsen Siri H. Jacobsen Emma Lindgren
Marta Wiesniewska Cecilie Buhl Mette Agerskov Sidsel Rud Petersen
Juliane Dybkjær Jara Høgsberg Ditte Horndrup Markus Sundell
Nina A. Nissen Sophie Dahlqvist Siri Teilmann-Ibsen Catharina Høgdal
Julie Kirketerp Rikke Karstoft Jeppesen Laura Lorenzen Caroline Urban
All current and former associates, trainees and interns become part of our “Social Business Company Alumni & Network”, who meet up and re-connect at our annual Get-Togethers.