Christina Tewes-Gradl

Founder & Managing Director

„My passion is working with others to create change. Ideas are a powerful force of change. The idea of inclusive business brings together respect and admiration for the potential of every human being with innovation and sustainability, all things close to my heart.”

Dr. Christina Tewes-Gradl is an expert on inclusive business. As a founder and managing director of Endeva, she works with partners from all sectors to identify and implement innovative market-based solutions to poverty. Christina has more than 13 years of experience in research and advising on sustainability, strategy and development issues.  She is a thought leader on inclusive business and related policies and ecosystems, having contributed more than 20 publications and speaking regularly at events on these topics.

Christina is a Research Fellow at the CSR Initiative of the Harvard Kennedy School, a Strategic Advisor to the UNDP Inclusive Market Initiative and a former Kofi Annan Fellow on Global Governance. She holds a PhD on the business model concept and Masters degrees from the University of Passau and LSE.  Previously, Christina worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey&Co and with rice farmers in Madagascar.