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Sandra Cossart

Executive Director
Paris, France
Since 1 November 2017, Sandra Cossart is Sherpa’s director.

Prior to this position, Sandra headed the Globalisation and Human Rights Program within Sherpa for almost 8 years. She was a leading voice on the need to change the legal framework so that legal structures would reflect economic reality and contribute to achieving access to justice for victims of corporate violations of human rights.

Sandra played a pivotal role in the development of the ground-breaking duty of vigilance legislation that was adopted in France in March 2017 after 5 years of intensive advocacy work. She also regularly engages constructively with and provides expert advice and submissions to various stakeholders, including the French government, and therefore took an active participation in the development of the French National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights. Sandra has been representing Sherpa in several national and international networks such as the French CSR Forum, the European Coalition for Corporate Justice and OECD Watch.