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WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

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MILKA PIETIKAINEN

Milka Pietikainen is a founding director of Threefold with over twelve years of corporate responsibility and sustainability experience, building on an early career working in PR, corporate communications and investor relations. Milka was previously Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Nokia Siemens Networks and Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Social Investment at Millicom, a leading telecommunications and media company operating in Latin America and Africa.

 

Milka’s recent clients include Aliaxis, Intersport, OneWeb, UNICEF, and Verizon.

 

She has previously held several positions at Nokia in corporate communications and at the Press Department of the Foreign Ministry of Finland. She holds a Masters in Journalism from the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland, and a degree in Media Studies from the University of Sussex in the UK. 

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ANNETTE FERGUSSON

Annette Fergusson is a founding director of Threefold, having previously been Vodafone Group’s Head of Sustainable Business. In that role, she led Vodafone’s Sustainable Business Strategy with a particular focus on the transformational impact of digital networks and services on society and the environment. For over 10 years, Annette was responsible for Vodafone’s human rights programme addressing issues including privacy and freedom of expression and labour standards in the supply chain. 

 

Annette’s recent clients include Helios Towers, The LEGO Group, Navico, Nokia, Statkraft, and the GSMA Foundation.

 

Before joining Vodafone, Annette held a number of roles at the sustainable development charity Forum for the Future and, prior to that, at BP. She has a Masters in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.

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DIETER CARSTENSEN

Dieter is a 20-year e-safety and child rights expert with previous global leadership positions at the LEGO Group and Save the Children. He brings considerable expertise in defining and implementing strategic and impactful e-safety initiatives.

 
LUCY CONNELL

Lucy is an independent consultant specialising in environmental sustainability and climate change. She works with us on projects that involve developing and delivering climate change strategies, green innovation, supply chain sustainability and environmental reporting and target setting.

 

AMY CROCKER

Amy brings valuable expertise to our child rights work, based on her decade-long work at the heart of the global response to online child sexual exploitation and abuse. Amy has worked on a diverse range of cross-sector initiatives focused on ensuring child safety in digital environments.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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URSULA SAINT LÉGER
Chief HR, Communications /
Corporate Responsibility Officer
ALIAXIS

“We feel very lucky to have found Milka and Annette to work with us. They understand how companies work and were immediately able to explain to the people they spoke to how corporate responsibility links to their function and can support them in achieving their objectives. This is a new priority for us and Threefold has given us the achievable and pragmatic approach that we asked for so that everyone can get energised around the impact we can have together. I have truly enjoyed working with these two professionals and I admire a lot their ability to navigate from a strategic view to very hands-on discussions. This is not a given for everyone!"

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“Threefold are great to work with thanks to their considerable experience of designing and implementing corporate responsibility programmes inside companies. This means they have been able to provide us with valuable advice and support across a wide range of relevant issues. As OneWeb’s PR and marketing communications lead, I also appreciate that they fully understand how CR contributes to and influences company reputation and employee engagement.”

TABITHA ALDRICH-SMITH
VP Marketing, Communications
ONEWEB

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NATASHA JACKSON
Head of Public Policy & Consumer Affairs
GSMA

“Annette and Milka are leading experts in the world on digital human rights and, crucially, they understand first-hand the challenges of implementing rights-respecting policies and processes inside companies. Their insight is great support for our policy work and the content Threefold has produced for us has been very valuable for and usable by our members.”