Advisory Council

Effective Oct 1, 2020, the members and duties of the former Steering Committee and former Advisory Committee have merged, and been reconstituted into one body, now known as the Advisory Council.  

The Advisory Council is comprised of investors, civil society partners, and other stakeholders with expertise in business and human rights and corporate engagement. The Advisory Committee will also include the senior staff member who oversees the human rights work at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. The Advisory Council members will serve two-year, renewable terms. 

adam kanzer

Adam Kanzer

Head of North American Stewardship

BNP Paribas

Benjamin Cokelet

Benjamin Cokelet

Executive Director

Empower, LLC

Bennett Freeman

Bennett Freeman

Chair of the Advisory Board of Global Witness


Carla Fredericks

Executive Director

The Christensen Fund

Claire Hierons

Clare Hierons

Senior Programme Manager

Laudes Foundation

Caroline Rees

Caroline Rees

President and Co-Founder


Christopher Schuller

Christopher Schuller


Evangelical Church of Berlin, Brandenburg, and Silesian Upper Lusatia


Danielle Essink

Senior Engagement Specialist



David Schilling 

Senior Program Director for Human Rights



Dieter Waizenegger

Executive Director

SOC Investment Group, formerly known as the CtW Investment Group

Irit Tamir

Irit Tamir

Director, Private Sector

Oxfam America

Michela Gregory

Michela Gregory

Director, ESG Services

NEI Investments


Julie Tanner

Managing Director of Catholic Responsible Investments

Christian Brothers Investment Services


Lauren Compere

Managing Director and the Director of Shareholder Advocacy

Boston Common Asset Management 

Lisa Sachs

Lisa Sachs


Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI)

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Senior Analyst

Clooney Foundation for Justice


Mauricio Lazala

Deputy Director and Head of Europe Office

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC)


Mike Musuraca

Strategic Advisor of ESG and Labor

Blue Wolf Capital


Pat Doherty

Director of Corporate Governance (Retired)

Office of the New York State Comptroller


Pat Zerega

Director of Shareholder Advocacy

Mercy Investment Services


Rosa van den Beemt

Vice President, Responsible Investment Analyst

BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA)

Elin Wrzoncki

Elin Wrzoncki

Department Director, Human Rights and Business

The Danish Institute for Human Rights