Director for the Investor Alliance for Human Rights
Anita Dorett has been working with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and the Investor Alliance for Human Rights (an initiative of ICCR) since August 2018 on human rights programs, and in January 2021 took on the role of Director of the Investor Alliance for Human Rights. As Director, Anita mobilizes investor leverage to engage corporations on human rights due diligence based on the UN Guiding Principles for Human Rights and other international human rights standards and laws across multiple sectors.
Anita has a Master’s in Law from Columbia University, New York focused on Business and Human Rights. Her studies included international human rights law, extractive industries and sustainable development, human rights and development and international environmental law. Anita was selected to participate in a full-year Business and Human Rights Clinic on responsible investment in land in collaboration with land rights NGO, Landesa, focused on commercial agriculture in Malawi. In connection with this work, Anita was awarded a 2018 Graduate Fellow from the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity of the Earth Institute, Columbia University.
Anita brings with her 25 years of experience as a corporate attorney primarily in the technology and telecommunications industry. Prior to joining ICCR, Anita was an Associate General Counsel at IBM focused on global regulatory compliance including anti-bribery and corruption work and has worked in global roles at Dell Computers and British Telecommunications. She has worked internationally including in South East Asia.