CHICAGO—Edelman has named Jane Madden to the new position of senior vice president, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, based in the firm’s Chicago office. Edelman says the appointment reflects the growing need companies have to engage and communicate with stakeholders about their environmental, social and corporate governance practices.
In this new position, Madden will provide strategic counsel and support to clients on environmental and social issues, developing CSR programs domestically and in emerging global markets, engaging with multilateral organizations, and developing stakeholder communication strategies.
Madden previously served for 12 years at The World Bank in Washington, D.C., as a capacity building and education specialist. She launched the agency’s global development learning network center in Kabul, Afghanistan, one of the first World Bank projects completed under the current Karzai Government.
Madden also held positions at CARE, UNICEF and the European Union, and she owned her own consultancy that served clients including Ben & Jerry’s, Xerox and The Brookings Institution. In Washington, she forged strong ties to several important think tanks, non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, and advocacy groups that shape and influence policy across a number of industries and issues.
Madden also serves as a trustee of CHF International, an international humanitarian organization that specializes in microfinance and housing and is a director of the Sustainable Business network of Washington.