Ann-Lis Svensson, Founding Director of Rio Monte
Ann-Lis is a social development expert with extensive experience from leading positions in the private and public sector in Europe, Latin America, South Asia and Africa. As a member of top management in the UN, in large oil and regional development corporations and as Director within international NGOs and the Swedish international development cooperation, Sida, Ann-Lis played a direct, active role in the social development that has taken place over the last dynamic 30 years. These 30 years have been a time in which social indicators have improved dramatically, a time of social revolution; infant mortality rates declined; polio and other diseases were practically eradicated; and literacy rates increased. Parallel to this, social and economic structures were developed in most low income countries. Such achievements laid the groundwork for the international social and economic advances we see today.
It is distinctive global perspective on development like these that are reflected in Rio Monte.
At Rio Monte, we are convinced that ethical, value and rights-based business in addition to well informed, active consumers, investors and citizens are conditions for combating poverty and protecting the environment; the two main challenges of our time.
Partners of Rio Monte
Rio Monte works with a pool of selected, outstanding development experts from the UN and other international and national institutions and organizations, from private and public companies and leading academic institutions.