Marina Malmberg
Founder of Sustainable Expatriation Foundation. Board Director/UBO. Lives in Åkarp, Sweden

Marina is looking for the Board of Directors in the Netherlands to professionally manage HQ and local initiative of the Foundation in The Netherlands. Marina is the only expert for corporates, governments & municipalities in Sustainable Expatriation and is Sustainable Expatriation & Circular Recruitment idea and concept owner. Marina is a social sustainability of globalisation influencer on a mission to help corporates, municipalities, startups and international organisations to enable Sustainable Expatriation Way. Marina is B-economy changemaker, a graduate student of Copenhagen Business School who took her start-up to European Commission Investment Portal, shortlisted among the best 35 startups by European Business Angel Summit in 2020.

Right at the COVID -19 outbreak in 2020, Marina started to develop her startup. November 2020, denied funding for Sustainable Expatriation radical innovation in Sweden, Marina was selected as a shortlisted startup for the European Business Angel Summit. Marina's project "Inclusive Economy for Marginalised Mothers" is registered on European Commission Investment Portal EIPP Nr. 20201762 and is open for soft funding to create an all-inclusive ecosystem of support for expats globally and help businesses and governments to connect the dots between social sustainability, diversity, equality, inclusion, integration and globalisation.

Helping expats of all genders left behind is a primary welfare focus of upcoming fundraising for addressing the COVID-19 challenge for affected expat partners, divorcees, widows and repatriates in need. Marina and her team are fundraising to build a global expat safety net, social and professional, addressing inequalities of expat partners, including home violence for stay at home people in global transition, who fall between all existing support systems of the world in each country. 

Facing first-hand challenges of both social and professional re-integration in Sweden, since 2015, Marina has worked with expats of all kinds in Sweden and remotely globally. Through her work and research, Marina realised that the absence of solutions to long-lasting stress and sometimes disasters of expat families grounds in the absence of a sustainable approach to expatriation and tangible re-integration support.

To prove her professional findings academically, Marina studied graduate elective courses in Managing People in Multinational Corporations, where she was invited to lead a presentation on the challenges of expatriation. She studied Business Responsibilities for Human Rights, Human Rights Due Diligence, CSR, Diversity and Inclusion Beyond the Borders from the Global South to Nordics as well as Go-to-market Strategies for Innovative Startups, Service & Products in the Digital Era at Copenhagen Business School and currently doing her CBS exams based on her startup. 

Marina is a dedicated UN approved participant of the Business and Human Rights Forum. Through her continuous participation in the BHR Forum, Marina managed to raise the attention of the UN Working Group Office of the High Commissioner on the issue of human rights related to the situation of expat spouse institutionalised dependency by transnational corporations and other business enterprises and is following up on the urgent need to address overlooked social and economic inequalities of women affected by current expatriation.

These studies helped Marina validate her Sustainable Expatriation innovation and launch her tech Pre-Seed startup in Copenhagen, which immediately found international validation, recognition and interest from Jesper Valentin Holm, a tech investor who provided invaluable help and connections to Marina. Together, working relentlessly and remotely, they initially registered Marina's startup in Valby. All was set for success, yet Danske Bank didn't approve Marina as a citizen of Sweden without a physical move to Denmark for a Danish bank account for Sustainable Expatriation Foundation as a Danish association...

Marina had no other choice but to look for a digital NGO startup home she found in the Netherlands. As a result, Marina handled both registration, digital office in the Hague and agreement with ABN AMRO bank within a month without travelling to the Netherlands or changing home!

In April 2021, Marina registered Stitching Sustainable Expatriation Foundation (SEF) in The Hague, Netherlands. Marina was always attracted to the Dutch culture of thriving expats. She is studying and absorbing the best practices of successful expat integration - a struggle and challenge for Denmark, Sweden and other strong and small monocultures. 

To Nordics Marina dedicates Phase 2 of her startup she leads remotely from Southern Sweden: managing a remote global team dedicated to the cause of Sustainable Expatriation lawyers - SEF contributors (advisers and volunteers) and is currently selecting the right flag for the tech part of Sustainable Expatriation startup development.

During summer until early autumn 2021, Marina, exhausted by her startup's nearly non-stop galloping mode, took time to rest after 24/7 digital adventures and overcoming rising barriers. She deserved time to rest, give time to her family, reflect and make a plan for a life-work balanced startup Phase 2.

From November 2021, Marina offers her pilot project for corporates, well-funded startups and other international organisations striving to advance sustainability to test, co-develop and adopt Sustainable Expatriation way for B2B. 

Marina also advises municipalities struggling with international talent attraction and retention on the Sustainable Expatriation roadmap through her unique assessment. 

Assessment and the roadmap are cost-efficient and are easy to follow. Result provides many benefits and creates multiple shared values for a thriving economy of intercultural talent, startups, corporates and other international organisations assessing silo mentality and pondering to the missing links - Marina's "know-how". Please order the intro/demo meeting here: Contact us or reach out to Marina directly on LinkedIn

Marina and her team of supporters from global expat networks, listed and non-listed, stands for the inclusive B-economy for all, primary committing to solve the challenge of legalised and globally accepted dependency of expat spouses and mothers with children under 18 who lost their career and employability due to currently unsustainable expatriation, throwing many women into lifelong dependency and absence of social and legal protection in the global transition and beyond.

Do you want to be a part of our team, Advisory Board and contribute to equality and social sustainability of globalisation, enable inclusive B-economy and advance women empowerment? 

If YES, let's meet or Zoom:

you can be anywhere in the world to join our remote team!

We are looking for Corporate Executives with C-level experience for pro-bono volunteering, Elders with international law, human rights, corporate investment and global social impact experience. 

We happily onboard as volunteers passionate Millennials and Generation Z young professionals with expat background from at least three countries and cultures to strengthen our team in the areas of  grants, funding, professional advocacy, social media, tech and AI in Human Capital Management.

LinkedIn is the best way to connect with Marina

Thank you, I am looking forward to hearing from you!