Elisabeth Best

As part of BSR’s sustainability management practice, Elisabeth works with companies on sustainability strategy, stakeholder engagement, and reporting, among other topics. She also leads the Future of Reporting group.

Previously, Elisabeth was BSR’s Communications Manager and Editor-In-Chief. Prior to joining BSR, she spent six years in Qualcomm’s government affairs department, where she was responsible for sustainability strategy, reporting, and communications. She led public policy advocacy on sustainability issues, managed programs for the Qualcomm Wireless Reach initiative, and coordinated the company’s first human rights impact assessment. Elisabeth began her career writing for the Pacific Standard and working in social media marketing in Santa Barbara.

Elisabeth holds a M.I.A. from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Policy Solutions. She also holds a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


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