Business Development

GRI's business development team is responsible for services supporting organizations to disclose their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and prepare sustainability reports. This includes the membership program – the GRI Community – and a suite of programs including reporter training and leadership groups.
Mirjam Groten, Chief Business Development Officer
Mirjam Groten, GRI's Chief Business Development Officer, brings a wealth of experience from commercially focused strategic management roles in both the not-for-profit and private sector.

Prior to joining GRI Mirjam worked for Fairtrade for over 11 years in Europe and in Australia and New Zealand. As a Business Development Director Mirjam led Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand commercial team that works with businesses to pro-actively build social, environmental and economic sustainability practices into their supply chain. She managed global accounts, strengthened Fairtrade’s global position and has led projects to bring innovative programs and products to market. She also has expertise in sales management, FMCG, Corporate Social Responsibility, retail, international trade, global supply chains and marketing.

Before Fairtrade Mirjam worked within global brands in the FMCG sector. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Technology and a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management.