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HERproject Team

Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen

Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen

Vice President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa

As a member of BSR’s executive team, Peder Michael oversees BSR’s activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He guides BSR’s global Research and Partnership Development teams and provides oversight to two of BSR’s signature collaborative initiatives: HERproject, a program that aims to empower millions of female factory workers, and Bettercoal, which seeks to improve social and environmental standards in the global coal supply chain. Peder Michael works with leading companies in several industries, including transport and logistics, health care, consumer products, energy, and financial services.

Prior to joining BSR, Peder Michael was a key player in growing PricewaterhouseCoopers' sustainable business solutions practice in Copenhagen. He also spent five years with the Danish Foreign Service and served on the United Nation's Commission on the Status of Women. Peder Michael served on the Danish Government’s Council on Corporate Responsibility from 2009-2012. He speaks English, French, Danish, and Swedish.

Peder Michael holds an international M.B.A. and a B.S. in Business Administration, both from Copenhagen Business School.

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HERproject is Generously Supported by

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation C&A Foundation GAIN Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Takeda The Walt Disney Company UK Government What Works

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HERproject Mission

To unlock the full potential of women working in global supply chains through workplace programs promoting health, financial inclusion, and gender equality. Download an overview of HERproject. Download an overview of HERproject.

About BSR

BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit for more information about BSR’s 25 years of leadership in sustainability.