PRISA's Board of Directors has approved, at its meeting today, the appointment of Rosa Junquera as Chief Sustainability Officer of the Group. The appointment was a proposal of the Sustainability Committee, following a favorable report from the Appointments, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee,
With this newly created position, the company reinforces its commitment in this area. The appointment comes after the recent creation of the Sustainability Committee within the PRISA Boardof Directors and the decision to decisively drive company strategy by aligning the management of all of the company's operations with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Rosa Junquera has spent much of her professional career at Grupo Prisa. Since 2010, she has been the global director of Communications and Marketing at Santillana, and a member of the company's Management Committee. Here, she oversaw the launch of international education projects and the positioning of subscription models in the market, thereby reinforcing the value proposition of brands such as Compartir, a leader in Latin America. She has also had responsibilities in the area of academic consulting and has led the company's sustainability strategy. In addition, the Board has decided that Rosa Junquera should join the Senior Management team, which also includes Marta Bretos, Director of People and Talent.
Sustainability, a cornerstone of the 2022-2025 Strategic Plan
PRISA has made sustainability one of cornerstones of growth in its 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, presented last week. The Group thus redoubles its commitment to corporate governance and sustainability, setting, as it does, new commitments and aligning the management of all of the company's operations with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals while also incorporating ESG criteria into its financial strategy.
More than ten years ago, PRISA joined the UN Global Compact, the world's largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, and since 2013 the group has been a member of the Spanish Global Compact Network. PRISA's commitment to environmental and social development has been at the very core of the Group since its inception, and it delivers on this commitment through its media and the educational work carried out by Santillana. It is a commitment that is now promoted from the heart of the organization.
The Group has set five SDGs it sees as as priorities and chiefly in areas where company operations have an impact: SDG 4, Quality education; SDG 5, Gender equality; SDG 8, Decent work and economic growth; SDG 13, Climate Action; and SDG 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
Among recent initiatives, in September 2021 the Group launched the campaign #DejaBuenaHuella (Leave a Good Mark) aimed at reaffirming its commitment to the success of the 2030 Agenda, which was then celebrating its sixth anniversary.
Santillana also recently launched the initiative #VoyaSer, a comprehensive support program aimed at girls at risk of social exclusion in Latin America. The ultimate goal is to combat school dropout and reduce the digital divide and inequality.
Rosa Junquera has a degree in Political Science, a Master's in Journalism (UAM-El País) and a Master's in Sustainability (Competitive Social Transformation, UCM). She began her professional career in the area of Marketing and Audiences at RTVE before joining the Marketing department of El País. As a journalist, she has worked in the news services and programs of Cadena SER.
Before heading the Communication and Marketing Department at Santillana in 2010, she worked for 15 years as Press Officer and Director of Communication for the Alfaguara and Taurus publishing imprints. She was also director of the Office of the Author.
From 2011 to 2021 she was a member of the Madrid Publishers Association and she has lectured on the Master's Degree in Publishing at the UCM.
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