Niels Ferdinand

BSD Spain

Founder and Director

Panelist at the Breakout Session 2A SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY
Wednesday, 28 September, 11:00 – 12:00 a.m.

Niels Ferdinand is the Founder and Director of BSD Spain.

Niels directed numerous consultancy projects for multinational companies in the areas of sustainability communication, stakeholder engagement, environmental management, sustainable supply chain management, social standards, and implementation of sustainability strategies in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.

In addition to that, he has got more than 15 years’ experience in the consultancy of development aid projects on quality infrastructure, environmental management, water management, development of value chains and improvement of the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises.

Niels has got a broad expertise in the implementation, verification and auditing of the initiatives and standards GRI, AA1000AS, SA8000, ISO 14.001, ISO 9.001, EMAS, and BSCI. He is also certified trainer of the Global Reporting Initiative and lecturer of the International MBA of EAE Business School.

Niels directed several projects on the implementation of the social module GRASP of GLOBALG.A.P: Development of the national interpretation, organization of stakeholder engagement processes, training of producers, monitoring of the implementation and realization of several studies on the impacts of GRASP.