Amanda Gardiner

Gardiner, Amanda
Vice President, Sustainability and Social Innovation, Pearson

Amanda is the VP of Sustainability & Social Innovation at Pearson. Based in NY, she leads efforts to drive long-term corporate growth and profitability by integrating social, economic, and environmental issues into business strategy and operations, and by ensuring the company delivers value to low-income, underserved communities.

Before joining Pearson, Amanda worked at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) leading the "Business Call to Action" and supporting multinational companies to advance the Sustainable Development Goals through business model innovation. She was previously Program Director at the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) in London, advising executives from companies such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, Pfizer, Shell, and Rio Tinto Alcan on sustainability strategy, partnerships, and responsible business practices in emerging markets.

Amanda chairs the Board of Trustees for Children in Conflict, an NGO delivering support to children affected by war, and also serves on the Board of The Partnering Initiative, an NGO dedicated to driving effective cross-sector collaboration. She has a Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY), and an MA from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service (Washington, DC).