Experts' profiles - Imogen Martineau
Imogen Martineau
Imogen is the communications expert within the Sustainable United Nations (SUN) team. Her role is to communicate to staff and external stakeholders why the UN needs to become more sustainable in its operations, and how this is happening. By sharing best practice the SUN team hopes to accelerate the shift towards climate neutrality, and to act as a leader to governments and businesses around the world. Since joining the SUN team in April Imogen has brought together representatives from different office-based greening initiatives at a workshop in Geneva and is now creating an on-line communications platform which will provide information for anyone and everyone interested in seeing a more sustainable UN system. The website will be launched in March 2010.

Imogen started her career in the Strategic Planning and Policy Unit of the British Red Cross. She then shifted her emphasis from development to environment, and spent three years at Development Manager of the award-winning car-share scheme, Liftshare.com. She was then Head of Communications at Forum for the Future, the UKs leading sustainable development charity, where she established and managed a five-person communications team.

Prior to joining the UN, Imogen was a sustainability consultant, working with organisations including the Fairtrade Foundation and the Climate Group.

Imogen has a BA (hons) in Geography from Cambridge University. She also has an MSc in the Political Economy in Violence, Conflict and Development from the University of London.
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