Marjella Lecourt-Alma is the CEO and co-founder of Datamaran – the market leader in external risk management. Trusted by blue-chip companies and global partners, it is the only software that supports a fully automated and data-driven business process for monitoring external risks and opportunities - powered by AI. Marjella leads a diverse global team of ESG and risk management experts, as well as data scientists and technology professionals, and is globally recognized as a thought leader and game changer. At age 30, Marjella became the youngest female Director of the Global Reporting Initiative - the most widely used standard for measuring and managing ESG issues. She joined the GRI headquarters in Amsterdam in 2007 where she successfully set up the Services Department.
When we see a lack of transparency on important issues like diversity and inclusion, which should have a place in the boardroom, we have to question the company’s governance and culture.5 March 2021
Back in 2014, when we set up this company, we wanted to help companies decipher which ESG issues mattered most. At the time, most companies had a hard time thinking of ESG as being strategically relevant. The space became prone to box-ticking. That was our opportunity. We had ideas for how we could prove ESG was actually strategic and do this in a way that would resonate with leadership. We figured out ways to derive meaningful insights from a lot of mainstream sources using previously untapped technologies.5 March 2021