November 24, 2008
The founder of The Body Shop Sweden, Britt-Marie Börjesson, has entered the board of GES Investment Services. “With nearly 30 years of experience from retail business and corporate social responsibility, she brings invaluable knowledge and competence which we are very happy for”, says Magnus Furugård, President and Managing Director.
Britt-Marie Börjesson was the first to bring The Body Shop concept outside the UK when she in 1979 founded The Body Shop Sweden. For almost 30 years she was the Managing Director and a pioneer for corporate social responsibility (CSR) by raising consumer awareness about animal testing, environmental issues and human rights. In 2007 she sold the business to L’Oreal following action by many other international franchisers. As she still holds a strong engagement in ethical business practice, Britt-Marie Börjesson today has assignments for various non-governmental and charity organisations, e.g. the UN Foundation and the children foundation MinStoraDag (MyGreatDay).
“Joining the board of GES is a natural continuation of my engagement for CSR but on a higher level, which is very exciting”, says Britt-Marie Börjesson.
Earlier this autumn, GES also strengthened its Danish board by recruiting Carsten Koch, former Managing Director of Danske Invest Administration and former Danish Minister of Taxes and Minister of Health. Presently, he is Chairman of the Danish government’s commission on taxes and the Copenhagen City & Port Development as well as board member of Sund & Bælt Holding A/S and Øresundsbrokonsortiet I/S.
“We are very proud to have enrolled such well reputed persons as Britt-Marie Börjesson and Carsten Koch. This means a real reinforcement of our boards in Sweden and Denmark”, says Magnus Furugård.