Monique Lempers loves to connect different worlds to make an impact in the field of sustainability. She’s inspired by working with positive, energetic people who are motivated by more than financial gain.
In her role as Impact Innovation Director at Fairphone, she oversees the team responsible for ensuring Fairphones Thought Leadership on driving impact towards a fairer industry is held high, and embedded strongly in the company.
Monique’s sustainability experience spans more than 18 years. She has played a crucial role in scaling Fairphone through MT membership and former roles of Commercial and Value Chain. Before joining Fairphone, in the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) Monique was leading large pre-competitive transformation programs in the Electronics, Mining and Textile supply chains with key industry players and NGOs, such as Apple, Philips, Levis, Tata Steel, GoodElectronics and Friends of the Earth. These programs focused on building sustainable workforces by improving employee representation and dialogue with management, higher environmental performance in the supply chain and minimizing negative impact of mining. Prior to that, Monique worked as a Senior Advisor in Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing at PwC and researcher/project manager in the NGO human rights field.
Especially in current times in which our economic system is heavily challenged and covid19 is hitting the poorest hardest, it is critical to initiate new ways of working that result in a more inclusive and fairer economy. The Impact Facility is build to do exactly this, and its timing is therefore spot on.