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Co-Founder & Chief International Officer // share
Iris Braun is one of the founders of share, a social consumer goods brand based on the 1+1 concept: For every share product sold, a person in need receives an equivalent product. She has created the products and projects with share’s social partners before now leading the international business for share.
Braun started her career at the Boston Consulting Group where she worked on strategy for consumer goods companies as well as for the United Nations World Food Programme. She then was a researcher on various development projects, doing social impact evaluations. Her work led her to Rwanda, Bangladesh and India, where she also lived for several years. Iris holds an MPA from Harvard University in Development Economics and a BA from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
„share“ is a consumer goods brand based on the 1+1 model: For every share product sold, a person in need receives an equivalent product. share launched in early 2018 in Germany with 3 product lines: mineral water, snack bars, and hand soap.
share partners with the United Nations World Food Programme as well as food banks in Germany, and is supported by numerous celebrities (e.g., Karoline Herfurth, Tom Beck, Nikeata Thompson). Within the first three years, share products were sold in over 8,000 retail outlets across Germany, Austria and the Czech Republich providing more than one million people in need with 14 million meals, more than 150 wells and pipe systems for clean drinking water, and over 8 million soaps and disinfectant distributed.