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avatar for Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
avatar for Nazhat Shameem Khan

Nazhat Shameem Khan

Human Rights Council
President of the Human Rights Council
avatar for Guy Ryder

Guy Ryder

International Labour Organization (ILO)
avatar for Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson

The Elders
avatar for Mr Surya Deva

Mr Surya Deva

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
avatar for Elżbieta Karska

Elżbieta Karska

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
avatar for Anita Ramasastry

Anita Ramasastry

Working Group on Business and Human Rights
avatar for Githu Muigai

Githu Muigai

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
avatar for Fernanda Hopenhaym

Fernanda Hopenhaym

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
avatar for Dante Pesce

Dante Pesce

Former member UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
avatar for Sanda Ojiambo

Sanda Ojiambo

UN Global Compact
CEO & Executive Director
avatar for Sharan Burrow

Sharan Burrow

International Trade Union Confederation
General Secretary
avatar for Allan Jorgensen

Allan Jorgensen

Head of the OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct
avatar for Aníbal Torres Vásquez

Aníbal Torres Vásquez

Minister of Justice and Human Rights
avatar for Paul Polman

Paul Polman

Co-Founder and Chair
avatar for Usha Ramanathan

Usha Ramanathan

Human Rights Activist



Mulan, Myanmar

Youth Activist from Blood Money Campaign
avatar for Abdul Z. Abdulrahim

Abdul Z. Abdulrahim

Univeristy of Oxford, Stears
avatar for Keren Adams

Keren Adams

Human Rights Law Centre
Legal Director

Roselyn Akombe

UNDP Regional Service Center for Africa
Regional Governance and Peacebuilding Coordinator

Nourah Al-Sulaiman

Ensaniyat Project Manager
avatar for Teresa Moll de Alba

Teresa Moll de Alba

Global Compact Latin America and Caribbean
Senior Manager Global Operations
avatar for Shemina Amarsy

Shemina Amarsy

International Trade Centre (ITC)
Sustainability Advisor
avatar for Alejandra Ancheita

Alejandra Ancheita

Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Mr. Augusto Jordán Rodas Andrade

Mr. Augusto Jordán Rodas Andrade

Ombudsman's Office of Guatemala
avatar for Ikal Angelei

Ikal Angelei

Friends of Lake Turkana
avatar for Ms Teresa de Moura Anjinho

Ms Teresa de Moura Anjinho

Ombudsman's Office, Portugal
Deputy Ombudswoman
avatar for Maria Paz Anzorreguy

Maria Paz Anzorreguy

International Organisation of Employers
Director for ILO Coordination
avatar for T B


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Managing Director & Senior Management Team
avatar for Abiodun Baiyewu

Abiodun Baiyewu

Global Rights / African Coalition for Corporate Accountability
Executive Director / Co-Chair
avatar for Lucía Bárcena

Lucía Bárcena

Transnational Institute
Project Officer
avatar for Herbert Borges Paes de Barros

Herbert Borges Paes de Barros

Director for Protection and Defense of Human Rights, Ministry of...
avatar for Imane Bello

Imane Bello

Paris Bar
avatar for Marc Bichler

Marc Bichler

Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations Office at Geneva

Cécile Billaux

European Commission
Head of Unit
avatar for Ms Cecilia Alemany Billorou

Ms Cecilia Alemany Billorou

Deputy Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean
avatar for Wolfgang Bindseil

Wolfgang Bindseil

German Foreign Office
Head of the Division Business and Human Rights
avatar for Phil Bloomer

Phil Bloomer

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Executive Director
avatar for Caio Borges

Caio Borges

Institute for Climate and Society
Portfolio Manager - Law and Climate
avatar for Ms Amina Bouayach

Ms Amina Bouayach

National Human Rights Council of Morocco

Scott Busby

US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve

Ambassador and Permanent Rapresentative

Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva
avatar for Humberto Cantu

Humberto Cantu

Instituto de Derechos Humanos y Empresas, Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)

Joan Carling

Indigenous Peoples International (IPRI)
Executive Director
avatar for Ms Laura Carter

Ms Laura Carter

IndustriALL, Latin-America and the Caribbean Office
Assistant Regional Secretary
avatar for Nancy Patricia Gutierrez Castañeda

Nancy Patricia Gutierrez Castañeda

Consejera Presidencial para los Derechos Humanos y Asuntos Internacionales
avatar for Lucie Chatelain

Lucie Chatelain

Advocacy and Litigation Officer
avatar for Spencer Chilvers

Spencer Chilvers

Rolls-Royce plc
Head of Export Control Policy
avatar for Katia Chirizzi

Katia Chirizzi

Deputy Representative of the Regional Office for South East Asia
avatar for Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa

South Centre
Executive Director
avatar for Sandra Cossart

Sandra Cossart

Executive Director
avatar for Olinta Cardoso Costa

Olinta Cardoso Costa

Gerente Executiva de Responsabilidade Social

Gerry Cunningham

Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland
Director of the Human Rights Unit
avatar for Mr  Alexandr Curașov

Mr Alexandr Curașov

CSR Moldova
Executive Director
avatar for Alejandro Davalos

Alejandro Davalos

Deputy Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the UN in Geneva, Chargé d’Affaires, on behalf of the Chair-Rapporteur of the OEIGWG on TNCs and OBEs
avatar for Bart Devos

Bart Devos

Responsible Business Alliance
European Director
avatar for Cecilia Ekholm

Cecilia Ekholm

Ambassador for Sustainable Business
avatar for Hamed El-Kady

Hamed El-Kady

Investment Policy Officer, Senior coordinator, International...
avatar for Ms Beata Faracik

Ms Beata Faracik

Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business
Co-Founder and President of the Board
avatar for Diana Figueroa

Diana Figueroa

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Representative and Researcher for Mexico, Central America and the...

John I. Gbodi

African Union
Political Officer

Simon Geissbühler

Ambassador, Assistant State Secretary at the Swiss Federal Department...
avatar for Tyler Gillard

Tyler Gillard

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Head of Sector Projects and Legal Adviser

Gilles Goedhart

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands
Team Leader Mandatory Due Diligence

Fabio Da Silva Gomes

Pan American Health Organization
Regional Advisor on Nutrition and Physical Activity
avatar for Ms Antonina Gorbunova

Ms Antonina Gorbunova

Union of Indigenous Peoples “SOYUZ” (KMNSOYUZ)
Executive Director
avatar for Nora Götzmann

Nora Götzmann

Danish Institute for Human Rights
Chief Adviser
avatar for Leanne Govindsamy

Leanne Govindsamy

Centre for Environmental Rights
Programme Head: Corporate Accountability and Transparency
avatar for Giovanni De Gregorio

Giovanni De Gregorio

University of Oxford

Nancy Gutierrez

Presidential Counsellor for Human Rights  and International Affairs
avatar for Blake Harwell

Blake Harwell

Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD
Senior Policy Advisor
avatar for Mr Othman Hashim

Mr Othman Hashim

Human Rights Commission of Malaysia – SUHAKAM
avatar for Ms Gabriella Rigg Herzog

Ms Gabriella Rigg Herzog

United States Council for International Business, USA
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs
avatar for Tara Van Ho

Tara Van Ho

University of Essex
Senior Lecturer

Guus Houttuin

European Union
Senior Adviser on Trade Issues, European External Action Service...
avatar for Mr Kennedy Igunga

Mr Kennedy Igunga

Biocore Enterprises Limited, Uganda
Managing Director
avatar for Demet Ikiler

Demet Ikiler

avatar for Théo Jaekel

Théo Jaekel

Corporate Responsibility Expert - Business and Human Rights
avatar for Lady Nancy Zuluaga Jaramillo

Lady Nancy Zuluaga Jaramillo

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Legal Researcher with the Civic Freedoms & Human Rights Defenders

Tarja Kangaskorte

Director for the Unit for Human Rights Policy at the Ministry of...
avatar for Claris Kariuki-Mwirigi

Claris Kariuki-Mwirigi

Office of the Attorney General & Department of Justice
Senior State Counsel
avatar for Thandeka Kathi

Thandeka Kathi

Centre for Applied Legal Studies, University of Witwatersrand
avatar for Harpreet Kaur

Harpreet Kaur

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Business and Human Rights Specialist

Inamullah Khan

Secretary, Ministry of Human Rights
avatar for Tessa Khan

Tessa Khan

Director & Founder
avatar for Mr Tony Khaw

Mr Tony Khaw

NXP Semiconductors, Singapore
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Sustainability Office
avatar for Ms Katarzyna Kosakowska

Ms Katarzyna Kosakowska

Polish National Trade Union of the Self-Employed "wBREw"
Vice-Chairwoman of the National Commission of the Union

Senthil Kumar,

First Secretary, Permanent Mission of India

Arnold Kwesiga

African Coalition for Corporate Accountability
avatar for Paul Lalli

Paul Lalli

The Coca-Cola Company
Global VP, Human Rights
avatar for Mercy Larbi

Mercy Larbi

Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice
Deputy Commissioner
avatar for Mary Lawlor

Mary Lawlor

Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders
avatar for Mauricio Lazala

Mauricio Lazala

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Deputy Director
avatar for Xiaohui Liang

Xiaohui Liang

Office for Social Responsibility of CNTAC; Peking University Law School
Chief Researcher & Deputy Director; Adjunct Professor,

Tom Lyon

Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan
Faculty Director

Guro Nygaard Lysdahl

Norwegian Ministry of Children and Families
senior adviser
avatar for Ms Dawn Madahbee-Leach

Ms Dawn Madahbee-Leach

National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEB)

Sriram Madhusoodanan

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP)
International Policy Lead

Pamela Mar

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Environment & Energy
avatar for Nora Mardirossian

Nora Mardirossian

Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment
Project Lead, Food Sector and Sustainable Development Goals
avatar for Sophie Marjanac

Sophie Marjanac

Senior Lawyer / Climate Accountability Lead
avatar for Jena Martin

Jena Martin

Virginia University
Professor of Law West
avatar for Tamara Mawhinney

Tamara Mawhinney

Permanent Mission of Canada to the Office of the United Nations, Geneva
Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations in...
avatar for Richard Meeran

Richard Meeran

Leigh Day
Partner, Head of International Department

Viraf Mehta

Partners in Change
avatar for Sheri Meyerhoffer

Sheri Meyerhoffer

Canada Ombudsman for Responsible Enterprise

Angela Miller

Banco Inter Americano de Desarrollo /InterAmerican Bank

Miriam Miranda

Organización Fraternal Negra de Honduras (OFRANEH)
Coordinadora General

Benjamin Moeling

Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Mission
avatar for Kinda Mohamadieh

Kinda Mohamadieh

Third World Network
Senior Researcher and Legal Adviser
avatar for Ms Rosie Monaghan

Ms Rosie Monaghan

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
KnowTheChain Researcher & Representative

Melva Patricia Gualinga Montalvo

Pueblo Originario Kichwa de Sarayaku
Asesora politica
avatar for Alexandra Montgomery

Alexandra Montgomery

Anistia Internacional Brazil
Programme Director

Diego Morejón

Undersecretary of Multilateral Affairs

Bernard Mujuni

Commissioner in charge of equity and rights, Ministry of Gender,...
avatar for Jane S Nalunga

Jane S Nalunga

Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) Uganda
Executive Director
avatar for Thulsi Narayanasamy

Thulsi Narayanasamy

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
Head of Labour Rights
avatar for Ara Marcen Naval

Ara Marcen Naval

Transparency International
Head of Advocacy Defence and Security

Austin Onuoha

Africa Center for Corporate Responsibility
Executive Director

Melissa Ortiz

Responsible Business Conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean...

Brynn O’Brien

Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility
Executive Director
avatar for Juana Toledo Pascual

Juana Toledo Pascual

Consejo de Pueblos Mayas
avatar for Christopher Patz

Christopher Patz

European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ)
Policy Officer

Astrid Puentes

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense
Co-Executive Director
avatar for Mohan Rabidas

Mohan Rabidas

JAGORON Youth Forum
avatar for Fanilo Rakotovao

Fanilo Rakotovao

Axian Group
Impact Social Director
avatar for Bobby Ramakant

Bobby Ramakant

Director for Policy and Communications
avatar for Bettina Reinboth

Bettina Reinboth

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Director of Human Rights and Social Issues
avatar for Barbara G Reynolds

Barbara G Reynolds

Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

Luis Rodrigo

International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
Senior Advisor
avatar for Githa Roelans

Githa Roelans

International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Head of the Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit

Lisa Sachs

Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment
avatar for Jenny Sandvig

Jenny Sandvig

Norway's National Human Rights Institution
Policy Director
avatar for Livio Sarandrea

Livio Sarandrea

Global Adviser, Business and Human Rights
avatar for Rebecca DeWinter Schmitt

Rebecca DeWinter Schmitt

Investor Alliance for Human Rights
Associate Program Director
avatar for Olivier De Schutter

Olivier De Schutter

UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
avatar for Prasad Vijaya Segaran

Prasad Vijaya Segaran

Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil
Human Rights & Social Standards Manager (Community Wellbeing & Gender)
avatar for Zoha Shahid

Zoha Shahid

Research Society of International Law
Senior Research Associate
avatar for Keith Shannon

Keith Shannon

UK 's Acting Migration and Modern Slavery Envoy

Mr Jonas Ben Sibanyoni

South African Human Rights Commission
Part-Time Commissioner
avatar for Sebastian Smart

Sebastian Smart

INDH Chile
Regional Director
avatar for Nathalie Stadelmann

Nathalie Stadelmann

UN Human Rights Geneva
Human Rights Officer

Katharina Stasch

Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva
avatar for Debbie Stothard

Debbie Stothard

avatar for Ruwan Subasinghe

Ruwan Subasinghe

International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)
Legal Director
avatar for Mr Nicolaj Sønderbye

Mr Nicolaj Sønderbye

UNDP Ukraine
Senior Democracy and Human Rights Advisor
avatar for Irit Tamir

Irit Tamir

Director, Private Sector Department
avatar for Matthias Thorns

Matthias Thorns

International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
Deputy Secretary-General
avatar for H.A. (Hannah) Tijmes

H.A. (Hannah) Tijmes

Trade Policy and International Economic Governance Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
Deputy Director
avatar for Ms Olena Uvarova

Ms Olena Uvarova

Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine
Head of Business and Human Rights Lab
avatar for Robert Vaughan

Robert Vaughan

The Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Human Rights Officer (Focal point for climate and business and Human...

Rongvudhi Virabutr

Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Thailand, and...
avatar for Luis Vittor

Luis Vittor

Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas (CAOI)
avatar for Sutharee Wannasiri

Sutharee Wannasiri

Accountability Counsel
Communities Consultant, Asia
avatar for Lene Wendland

Lene Wendland

Chief Business and Human Rights

Patrick Wilcken

Amnesty International
Deputy Programme Director, Head of Business, Security, and Human...
avatar for Elin Wrzoncki

Elin Wrzoncki

Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)
Department Director, Human Rights and Business
avatar for Yann Wyss

Yann Wyss

Senior Manager, Social Impact
avatar for Ms Renata Yaresko

Ms Renata Yaresko

Head of Public Relationship Department
avatar for Johnson, Ching-Yin Yeung

Johnson, Ching-Yin Yeung

Clean Clothes Campaign
Regional Campaigner
avatar for Ms Inga Zarafyan

Ms Inga Zarafyan

ECOLUR, Armenia
avatar for Jennifer Zerk

Jennifer Zerk

Chief Legal Consultant