Meet Daniela


On a personal note

My approach to life since I became paraplegic as a child has been “ think different and act with purpose “.

My (dis)ABILITY helped me to add value to my life to build resilience, understand the power of inclusion, communication, and identify sustainable solutions. This life experience and soft skills shaped me as a leader who achieves with empathy.

As a global leading expert on social development and sustainability I know that if an organization has a social purpose it also increases its opportunities to grow in the economic and environmental dimensions.

I can be a “Fairy godmother who never stays put. I move on to wherever I am needed to make dreams come true”

Professional experiences

Global leading expert on the Sustainable  Development Goals (SDGs) for social change. I founded Daniela Bas- SustainABILITY Advocacy Boutique International (SAB) providing advisory services on social development and sustainability to increase value of organizations and companies; global lecturer/and speaker; and global  ambassador.

 I  champion inclusion and diversity, equity and disability, inclusive tourism, sport for all for development and peace. Presently I also cover roles as Member Steering Committee Global Sustainability Benchmark in Sport (GSBS) ; Member North America Advisory Board – Everything in Sport/Women; Special Advisor of Football is More Foundation.  

From 2011 until March 2023: leadership executive position at the United Nations on inclusive social development and sustainability.  I also worked at the United Nations from 1986 to 1995 on social affairs matters.

Prior positions to 2011. As adviser for: one of the  Vice Presidents of the European Commission; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Committee to Promote non-Armed and non-Violent Civil Defense in Italy; Board Member of the EU FRA; CEO in the private sector in Italy; certified as life coach and journalist working for major press, radio, and television networks (Radio Rai International, Radio 24/Sole 24 Ore, Channel 4 UK).

Graduated in Political Sciences/ International Relations Magna Cum Laude I speak: Italian, English, French, Spanish and basic German.