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Gerald Pachoud

Pluto & Associates
Managing partner
Gerald Pachoud is advising the UN Working Group's project on business and human rights in conflict and post-conflict contexts.

Gerald is a global public policy expert with significant experience of the landscape and the trends in business and society that affect the corporate responsibility and sustainable investment agendas. He has advised various corporations, governments, international organizations and CSOs directly and through the various positions he has held in the United Nations and the Swiss administration.

Before founding Pluto in late 2015, Gerald initiated and led the program on business and human security in the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2005 to 2011, Gerald served as the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General's Special Representative on business and human rights, Professor John Ruggie. In this role, he was closely involved in the conceptual, political and operational developments of the “protect, respect and remedy” framework, and in the drafting of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. He also worked in the Executive Office of the Secretary General at the UN Headquarters in New York from 2011 to 2015, first leading the development of innovative programs to forge new relationships and synergies with the private sector in fragile contexts, including conflict zones, and then serving as Strategic Planning Principal Officer, focusing on formulating strategy and advising the senior leadership on UN partnerships and overall engagement with the private sector, including in particular in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.

My Moderator/ Introductory Remark... Sessions

Wednesday, November 28
 

10:00am