About Us  






Maureen Quigley, Principal and Co-Founder
Maureen Quigley, has over 20 years of corporate social responsibility and international economic development experience in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.  Maureen has advised Fortune 500 companies, foundations, non-profit organizations, and governmental bodies on CSR strategy and implementation issues for fifteen years. She served as a Senior Manager with Business for Social Responsibility and as in-house Labor Standards Advisor for the Pentland Group, plc in the UK. Maureen spent seven years as an international development and human rights advocate for leading national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) both at headquarters and in the field to empower disadvantaged communities. Maureen is a Luce Scholar, and a graduate of Cornell University (M.P.A) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (B.B.A), and was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK and the Institute for Small Business Development, University of the Western Cape, R.S.A.

Marianne Voss, Sr. Advisor
Marianne Voss has over a decade of corporate social responsibility and international economic development experience in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. During that time, Marianne has implemented corporate programs that address supply chain labor standards, human rights, environment, community relations, advocacy and communications. Marianne has advised Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, development agencies, international financing institutions and multi-stakeholder initiatives on corporate responsibility strategy and implementation issues. Marianne’s past roles span across the for-profit, non-profit and academic sectors.Past roles include: Stakeholder Executive, Sedex; Acting Deputy Director and Senior Advisor, Private Sector at Oxfam America; Executive Director of the Fair Factories Clearinghouse; Head of Operations for Social & Environmental Affairs at the adidas Group; and Director of Human Rights Programs at Reebok International. Marianne has also taught corporate responsibility courses at Bentley College and University of Rhode Island. Marianne is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and also holds a Master‘s Degree concentrating in Public International Law and Human Rights from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Visit http://www.linkedin.com/in/mariannevoss/for a list of sample projects Marianne is currently working on, as well as references for her work.

Sissel Waage, Ph.D, Advisor
Sissel Waage, Ph.D. has over 17 years of experience working on environmental and sustainability issues in North America, Europe, and Africa. Her areas of focus have included sustainable business, sustainable design, corporate environmental strategy, environmental markets, ecosystem services, conservation-based entrepreneurship and economic development, as well as community-based conservation. Sissel has engaged with a range of companies and business sectors on environmental issues, including: product design (IDEO), food/agriculture (Cargill and McDonald�s), footwear and apparel (Nike), energy generation/oil and gas (BC Hydro, BP, Shell, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, and BG Group), chemicals (DuPont), mining (Rio Tinto, Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.), and office supply/services (FedEx Kinko�s). She has also worked for leading non-profit organizations and philanthropic foundations, such as: Business for Social Responsibility, World Wildlife Fund, Forest Trends, the Katoomba Group, The Natural Step, the Biodiversity Support Program, University of California Berkeley�s Blodgett Forest Research Station, the Packard Foundation, the Garfield Foundation, and several other international conservation and development organizations. Sissel completed her Ph.D. and M.S. at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, and received her B.A. magna cum laude from Amherst College, in Massachusetts. She has also studied at the University of Oslo, in Norway, as a Fulbright Scholar, and at the National University of Singapore. Her research has been published in a range of journals and publications.

Angela Leung Wasmer, Co-Founder
Angela Leung Wasmer co-founded Panna Strategies with Maureen Quigley. She has experience in developing and implementing international communications and public affairs strategies, managing multi-country programs and designing corporate social responsibility initiatives. She is currently Director of Global Public Affairs at Gap Inc. Angela previously held international roles with Microsoft Corporation and The Asia Foundation. She is a graduate of Boston University with degrees in International Relations and Communications.