Ms. Kirsten Mariager is head of the Sustainability & Energy Management Division at Danish Energy Management (DEM) and DEMs NYC representative. Ms. Mariager works as team leader and senior technical expert and has more than 20 years of professional experience in energy management, energy efficiency and energy conservation consultancy though multiple private and public assignments all over the world. Ms. Mariager is leading the team that developed a model that translates energy-related UN global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into business opportunities. She is a former Associate Professor at Aarhus University and external examiner at the Technical Faculty at Danish Universities. She holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Aarhus University, Denmark.