What I Read is a weekly selection of readings. Their choice is subjective. It’s usually about something that interests or surprises me. Something I did not know. Something I found relevant to my work. What I Read started as an email sent to a small group of UNICEF colleagues with whom I enjoyed debating about development and international cooperation issues. All views expressed here are mine and do not reflect those of the organization I am affiliated with. What I Read is about what others write so if I do not appropriately quote or give credits, let me know.
Katell Le Goulven is a senior sustainable development professional with more than 20 years of experience at the interface between research and decision-making, advising senior executives to design policies and global governance. She is the founding Executive Director of INSEAD’s Hoffmann Global Institute on Business and Society integrating sustainability across INSEAD to transform business education. Previously with UNICEF, she founded a Policy Planning unit to analyze global trends and emerging issues and inform UNICEF’s strategic positioning, and led UNICEF’s corporate engagement with International Financial Institutions. She has held senior positions with high-level commissions that defined the policy implications of the data revolution, climate change, and global public goods for the development agenda. She has 19 years of professional experience at the interface of research and decision-making designing policies and strategies, and advising senior executives in international organizations and governments. She holds a PhD in agricultural economics, a Msc. in tropical agronomy, and an engineering degree. She lives in Fontainebleau, France with her husband and three children.