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Abby Davidson

Global Head of ESG Strategic Advisory

Areas of Expertise:
I work with business leaders to integrate core business strategy with sustainable and just practices – helping to build business models of the future, while delivering wins today. I have worked with clients from functional leads to C-level executives to develop and embed global strategies at the intersection of purpose, performance, and sustainability. I have also built cross-sector partnerships across business, government and NGOs.

I bring 15+ years advising Fortune 500 companies, public and social sector clients to develop and implement strategies, organizational change initiatives, and complex partnerships that deliver bottom line value and social impact at scale. I designed, built and led CARE Consulting – the advisory services arm of CARE – from an idea to a rapidly growing global practice serving Fortune 500 companies and public sector clients across four service lines. I have worked in or with marginalized communities in 22 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. I have worked at CARE, the Ethics Resource Center, and in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC.
I am a radical optimist – driven by the belief that we can and will build a more just society.

Client and Project Experience:
I have worked with companies including: AB InBev, McCormick & Company, PepsiCo, Mars, Kellogg Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co, and Procter & Gamble. Multilateral and bilateral clients include the World Bank and regional development banks. Social sector clients include The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, RTI International, and The Nature Conservancy. And I have helped broker multi-sector alliances with USAID, business, academia, foundations and NGOs.

Person I most admire:
Those who push the boundaries of what is possible to chart a course toward a more just world.

Recent posts by Abby:
Spotlight on Supplier Approaches to ESG: From gaining a seat at the table to innovating for a better future
Think 2030: Circularity strategies and tips
Think 2030: Ten Steps to Embed ESG into Long-Term Business Strategy