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Mari Elbek-Espelid

Manager, Risk Advisory-Deloitte Denmark

We are the Women in Risk Advisory. We solve complex problems and foresee risks. We innovate and analyze. We incubate and referee. We help our clients build resilient, sustainable organizations. We imagine new possibilities, connecting trust, resilience, and security to make an impact that matters. We need more like us. We need more like you.

Meet Mari. She is a manager in Risk Advisory & Strategic Risk at Deloitte Denmark where she’s part of the sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practice. Mari facilitates client projects while managing risk and compliance at strategic and operational levels. She also advises on sustainability initiatives designed to help mitigate negative impacts on the environment and ensure fair working conditions, along with enabling responsible business operations within society at large.

“I’m really excited to see massive growth in terms of the sustainability agenda,” Mari says. She describes sustainability as key part of providing robust risk advisory services, noting that organizations are now linking sustainability and risk management more closely—especially as interest in sustainability grows.

Mari likes to explore common ground with clients, which complements her skills and background in communications and cultural studies. Learning about organizational cultures enables her to identify pain points and build bridges between sometimes competing agendas. She has enjoyed a variety of sustainability-focused projects within Risk Advisory, from compliance and crisis management to brand reputation management.

Mari is particularly proud of her work helping a client enhance policies around sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace. Mari’s team built a tailored methodology for establishing a trusted, neutral space to speak with employees as they researched potential policy updates.

For those considering a career in Risk Advisory, Mari encourages women to explore all the different opportunities. “You’re part of a global community,” she notes. “There are many ways to contribute.” A focus on work/life integration also makes it possible to prioritize both life outside of work and career growth. “It’s challenging, but also very rewarding.”

We need more like Mari. We need more like you.

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