We are pleased to announce that Karina joined Heart of the City on 2nd July 2018 as our new Stakeholder and Membership Manager! We caught up with Karina to find out what drew her to Heart of the City, what she’s looking forward to, and what our members can expect.
Karina joins us from Prime Advocates, a not-for-profit law firm and social finance consultancy, where she led on several social impact programmes as an Associate and Programme Manager. Previously, Karina worked as the Interim Social Responsibility Manager at White & Case LLP, a leading global law firm, where she led the London office’s corporate responsibility programmes, relationships and communications. While an associate in the White & Case Capital Markets team, Karina served as a champion for legal pro bono matters and was a member of the London Charity Partner Committee.
I was initially drawn to Heart of the City during my Interim CSR Manager role when I was referred to its newsletter and the great resources contained therein. Since then, I have been a loyal subscriber and am thrilled to be joining the team!
Heart of the City has a great reputation and is highly regarded by its stakeholders – I am looking forward to harnessing our existing powerful relationships, as well as developing new ones, to further improve our unique offering in support of small-to-medium sized businesses seeking to set up their responsible business programmes, both within the City of London and beyond.
My previous roles offered me to the opportunity to build relationships and inspire people to take part in activities that positively impacted their society and the environment. I hope to utilise the skills and experience I’ve gained to motivate individuals and organisations to contribute to the greater development of the CSR profession by supporting Heart of the City members to develop their responsible business programmes.