BSR Conference 2013

The Power of Networks

November 5-8 / San Francisco

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Arvind Ganesan

Director, Business and Human Rights, Human Rights Watch

Session Speaker

Arvind Ganesan

Arvind Ganesan has developed industry standards to ensure that companies and other institutions respect human rights. He is a founder of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights for the oil, gas, and mining industries and is a founding member of the Global Network Initiative for the internet and telecommunications industries. Ganesan has also helped to develop standards for international financial institutions, such as the World Bank, and regularly engages governments, including the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, India, Indonesia, and Nigeria, through such initiatives as the Kimberley Process in an effort to develop mandatory rules or strengthen existing standards. He has written numerous reports on business and human rights issues for Human Rights Watch and is widely cited in media on issues related to human rights and business.


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