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Caroline Rees

New York
Caroline Rees is President and Co-Founder of Shift. Shift is a non-profit mission-driven organization that works across all continents and sectors to challenge assumptions, push boundaries, and redefine corporate practice, in order to build a world where business gets done with respect for people’s dignity.  Caroline leads Shift’s strategic development with a focus on systemic challenges and opportunities in advancing corporate respect for human rights. Caroline is a regular speaker and moderator at events addressing the role of business in society and frequently facilitates dialogue and debate amongst companies, governments, investors and civil society.
From 2007 to 2011, Caroline was a lead advisor to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie, and was closely involved in the development of the UN Guiding Principles. From 2009 to 2011 she was also Director of the Governance and Accountability Program at the Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School. She previously spent 14 years as a British Diplomat with a focus in multilateral affairs. During that time she chaired the UN negotiations that created the UN mandate on business and human rights.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, November 28

3:00pm CET


My Moderator/ Introductory Remark... Sessions

Monday, November 26

1:30pm CET