Astrid Zweynert is an award-winning journalist, editor and social media specialist with a passion for online storytelling. Astrid drives coverage and production of the foundation's global news services covering humanitarian issues, climate change, women's rights, corruption, good governance, social innovation, media development and pro bono legal assistance.
A journalist for more than 20 years, Astrid has been an online journalism pioneer, working previously as editor of Reuters UK website and as a business journalist. She has played a key part in developing online content strategies and enjoys the constant challenge of how to tell stories that matter to a captive audience in a world of information overload.
Astrid is well versed in managing global editorial teams and has led journalism training courses in India, Bangladesh, Germany and Britain.
She covers social entrepreneurship and innovation and how they can help to improve people's lives and drive social change. She also keeps a close eye on women’s rights and what solutions can be found to solve food and water shortages.
The G8 social investment taskforce will report next week. At SOCAP, the world's biggest social invesment event, taskforce chair Sir Ronald Cohen says governments hold the key to helping social investment take off like venture capital.