PersonBarbara BörnerAssociated Expert
"Increasing impact through effective and efficient organisations and professional support mechanisms drives me. I love empowering people and organizations through inter-cultural know-how transfer across the professional silos."
Barbara is a senior professional with extensive experience in supporting and shaping impact driven commercial companies and not-for-profit organizations. One thematic focus of her work is on poverty mitigation through sustainable energy access in the Global South. Barbara strives for change through advising non-profit organizations and enterprises on strategic and business development. She develops new supportive instruments by blending venture philanthropic approaches with effective methods of development cooperation.
For more than 15 years Barbara managed international programs in the energy and development sector. She led as deputy director Canopus Foundation’s program development and worked in the solar industry for Solar-Fabrik AG and S.A.G. Solarstrom AG. Barbara teaches Social Entrepreneurship at an international master’s program of Freiburg University.