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Sooah Cho



Sooah comes to FSG with knowledge and experience in international development and corporate social responsibility.

Role at FSG

Sooah has experience in research and strategy consulting for a wide range of FSG’s clients from major foundations (e.g., Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation) to leading NGOs and companies. Her work with companies has been focused on developing and implementing shared value strategies, which are powerful approaches to drive private sector innovation and value creation while simultaneously addressing profound societal challenges. Furthermore, Sooah has been working to establish the Shared Value Initiative, a global multi-stakeholder effort to drive adoption and improve implementation of shared value strategies among leading companies, civil society, and government organizations.

Before FSG

Prior to FSG, Sooah worked with the U.N. Global Compact - Korea Network, conducting research on international standards for Corporate Social Responsibility to develop a systematic method for identifying best practices within the UNGC Korea Network. Sooah also completed the Albright Fellowship through which she had the opportunity to work with the Haiti Team at the Clinton Foundation, supporting President Clinton’s Haiti relief and reconstruction efforts.


  • Wellesley College, BA, Economics with a minor in Psychology 


  • The Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon – The International Economics Honor Society


  • Korean
  • Intermediate Chinese

On Working at FSG

"FSG is exactly where I want to be because it generates very powerful and innovative ideas that transform the way that we address some of the most pressing challenges in our world. What makes it even better is the fact that I can see those ideas come to life through our work. Turning innovation into reality is definitely a challenge because it requires a completely new paradigm for thinking about the problems we face and new ways to do things that have never been done, but this is what FSG is all about and I absolutely love it."

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