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. Through inclusive multilateral dialogue and collaboration, we create an all-inclusive ecosystem of support for globally displaced intercultural talent struggling to re-integrate back into the workforce. 

We aim to help businesses and governments to connect the dots between the following partners and repatriated women in expat situations inclusion into policies, re-integration, social sustainability, diversity, equality, and inclusion for unstoppable globalisation, which until 2022 left behind a generation of educated women unable to re-integrate without specific support. We enable circular inclusion, currently wasted human capital, currently causing economic dependency and mental unhealth of many women in expat situations in the EU.

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 in Copenhagen Business School "Managing People in Multinational Corporations", where she was invited to present on corporate expatriation for graduate CBS students. 

"Business Responsibilities for Human Rights including Human Rights Due Diligence", "CSR, Diversity and Inclusion Beyond the Borders from the Global South to Nordics" and "Go-to-market Strategies for Innovative Startups, Service & Products in the Digital Era" helped Marina to validate the relevance of 10 years of stress management work with expat population. 

Currently doing her certificate in "Circular Economy & Sustainability Strategies" at Cambridge Judge Business School, focusing on the circular solution to expat human capital waste and alarming mental health rise among women in expat situations unable to fit their talent into the EU workforce.

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 way of 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 the Sustainable Expatriation Foundation as a Danish association.

Marina had no other choice but to look for a remote solution. Sustainable Expatriation Foundation found its home in The Hague, Netherlands. 

On May 21st 2022, Marina registered Stitching Sustainable Expatriation (Foundation) - shortly (SEF) in The Hague, Netherlands. 

Marina was always attracted to the Dutch culture of thriving expats and is absorbing the best practices of successful expat integration - a struggle and challenge for Denmark, Sweden and other strong and small monocultures.

From November 2022, Marina will offer her pilot consultancy circular human capital project for businesses striving to advance sustainability to test, co-develop and adopt Sustainable Expatriation. 

Marina also advises municipalities struggling with international talent attraction and retention on the Sustainable Expatriation roadmap through her unique and easy-to-follow gap analysis assessment. 

Result provides many benefits and creates multiple shared values for a thriving economy of intercultural talent, startups, corporates and other international organisations.

For intro demo please reach out to Marina directly on LinkedIn