Magdalena Kloibhofer is a Senior Manager at adelphi. Her focus lies on fostering Sustainability Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Green Business models in developing countries and emerging economies. She is an experienced trainer and consultant, being responsible for the design and implementation of interactive workshops and advisory projects for companies on how to develop a socially and ecologically sustainable business model.
In 2011-2012 and once again since 2014 she has been part of a project team, implementing the SEED programme hosted by adelphi, a global multi-stakeholder partnership that supports innovative small-scale and locally driven enterprises around the globe which integrate social and environmental benefits into their business model from the outset. In this regard, she develops workshop tools on business management, regularly conducts workshops with social and environmental MSMEs in African and Asian countries, and supports them over the course of several months in advancing their business model and strategic planning.
In the meantime, Magdalena Kloibhofer supported research and teaching at the Chair of Social Business of EBS Business School and co-authored the Schwab Foundation Manual on Leadership in Social Enterprise.
Before joining adelphi, she was responsible for the development and management of the Sustainable Development Center at Heliopolis Academy in Egypt, part of the SEKEM initiative for sustainable development. She established the department as a leading Egyptian consultancy on corporate responsibility, was responsible for sustainability management within the SEKEM Group of companies, and supported its advocacy activities in the field of organic agriculture and sustainable development. Earlier, she worked with an agency for corporate responsibility rating.
Magdalena Kloibhofer holds an academic degree in Economic Geography from LMU Munich, where she focused on corporate environmental management as well as the role of developing/emerging economies in global trade systems. She has also completed a post-graduate program on adult education at the Munich School of Philosophy.