Joanne S.

Sustainability | Strategy | Business Management | Policy Analysis

United States of America

Advise international nonprofits, global businesses and funders around collaboration opportunities to seek financial resources and address social, environmental and economic development challenges thro...see more

  • Agricultural Crops & Forestry


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


IWA Chair

AMEA (Agribusiness Market Ecosystem Alliance)
< 1 year
Jan 2018 - Jan 2018
AMEA initiated an International Workshop Agreement (IWA) process, led by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), to establish a common definition for professional farm...see more

Director of Strategy and Organizational Design

Coalition for Coffee Communities
2 years
Apr 2014 - Oct 2015
Led strategy development for next phase of Coalition for Coffee Communities (previously known as Coffeelands Food Security Coalition), a small working group of coffee industry leaders (...see more

Founder + CEO

Connective Impact
9 years
Current position
Jan 2014 - Present
A global community to grow and scale through funding and facilitated collaboration. Geared towards international development fundraising practitioners and social business leaders.

Director, Sustainable Food and Agriculture Markets, Center for Environmental Leadership in Business

Conservation International
2 years
Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
Directly managed a portfolio of sustainable agriculture and climate change projects with key corporate partners and CI country programs in order to minimize environmental impacts and ma...see more

Director, Climate Strategy

Conservation International
3 years
Jan 2009 - Jan 2012
Directed goal setting, strategic objectives and activities related to Conservation International’s global Climate Change Initiative.

Senior Manager, Environmental Policy and Sustainability

Consumer Technology Association
2 years
Dec 2006 - Jan 2009
Advocated for consumer technology industry on Capitol Hill, before regulatory agencies, state legislatures and with international governments on environmental and trade issues, includin...see more

International Economist

U.S. Department of Commerce
2 years
Jan 2004 - Jan 2006
Served as a principal advisor to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, (Offices of Industry and Telecommunications and Environment and Natural Resources) on trade policy issues a...see more


3 years
Jul 1999 - May 2002
Advised U.S. Fortune 500 corporations on appropriate timing for corporate debt offerings based on economic and bond market environment.

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Agricultural Crops & Forestry


  • Business Strategy
  • Sustainability
  • Program Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Development
  • International Relations
  • Strategy Development
  • Policy Analysis
  • Negotiation