I am an independent consultant working with technologists, entrepreneurs, government funders, foundations, and private investors on advancing responsible technology, human rights, and inclusive growth.

Susan Winterberg  was most recently the Inaugural Fellow for the Technology and Public Purpose Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where she developed responsible investment guidance for venture capital funds and entrepreneurs building disruptive frontier technologies. Susan previously worked at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), a membership network of ESG leaders at 250 multinational companies, asset owners, asset managers, and private equity.  She led BSR's Inclusive Economy expertise team advising on questions of employee, community and government affairs, diversity, equity & inclusion, and addressing economic inequalities and future of work challenges in the face of increasing automation and artificial intelligence.  Susan’s earlier career was in international development and urban planning, where she developed projects in housing, transport, energy and facilitated foreign investment for infrastructure development in emerging economies. Her global work experience spans more than 25 countries across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia and has included clients in multinational companies, asset managers, private equity, local, state and national governments as well as World Bank, African Development Bank, and UN agencies. 

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I have worked with leading think tanks, non-profits and foundations to advance their thought leadership and advocacy including



My thought leadeship has been featured in events and interviews with leading publications including

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A selection of thought leadership products and initiatives I worked on during my career

Thought Leadership

Frameworks for business to address global challenges
Work Decisions

Responsible Investing in Venture Capital

Business case and action plan for venture capital industry to adopt ESG

Wild Forest Fires

Climate + Inclusive Economy: The Business Case for Action

Actions for companies to reduce inequalities exacerbated by climate change

Computer Robot

Reimagining Investing in Frontier Technology

ESG training for venture capital investors and portfolio companies in disruptive technologies

Warehouse Workers

Good Jobs and the Changing Nature of Work 

Actions for companies to reduce inequalities arising from new forms of work 


Anatomy of a Corporation: Drivers of Inclusive Growth

A framework for investors to assess company contributions to economic inequalities

Robotics Class

Automation: A Framework for a Sustainable Transition

Actions for companies to reduce inequalities arising from transitions to AI and automation in  the workplace 

Initiatives & Campaigns

Initiatives mobilizing business leaders to action on global challenges

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OECD Business for Inclusive Growth Initiative 

Framework for coalition of CEOs advancing public policy for inclusive growth

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Working Group

Health Care Working     Group

Collaboration of leading pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies preparing for future of health care

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Working Group

Inclusive Sharing Economy Initiative 

Initiative advancing inclusive business models in digital platform ventures

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Strategic Plan

African Union-NEPAD Action Plan for Regional Integration

Prioritization and cooperation framework for foreign investments in cross-border infrastructure in 53 African nations

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Healthy Business Coalition

Initiative for companies to advance employee, customer, and community health outcomes