Lila Karbassi is the General Manager and Environment Leader at the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the
world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative with over 8,000 participants in 135
Ms. Karbassi started her position at the UNGC in New York in 2005. She is currently responsible for the
general management of the Global Compact Office as well as the initiative’s work on environment and
Rio+20. In recent years, Ms. Karbassi has facilitated the launch and development of the Caring for Climate
initiative. Endorsed by nearly 400 companies from 65 countries, the initiative assists companies in the
development of climate change policies while also providing a channel for business to contribute inputs to
governmental deliberations. Prior to her position at the Global Compact, Ms. Karbassi worked for several
years in the field of international affairs in the pharmaceutical industry in Paris.
Ms. Karbassi holds a Masters and Doctorate in Biology from the Universities of Grenoble and Paris as well as
a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy.
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