David Schilling joined the staff at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) in 1994 and has worked with ICCR members and allies to engage corporations, cross-sectoral and multi-stakeholder initiatives on human rights in corporate operations and global supply chains. He has participated in delegations to a number of countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America visiting factories and meeting with workers and non-governmental organizations. For the past ten years, David has provided staff leadership for ICCR’s programmatic initiatives to counter human trafficking and modern day slavery in the US and globally.
He has co-authored, ICCR’s Social Sustainability Resource Guide; Effective Supply Chain Accountability: Investor Guidance on Implementation of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and Beyond with CBIS and Calvert and Investing in the ‘Rights Way:’ A Guide for Investors on Business and Human Rights.
David is currently chair of the Advisory Board of the Global Social Compliance Program, member, International Advisory Network of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, RFK Center Compass Education Advisory Committee and the UNICEF CSR Advisory Group and coordinator, along with ICCR members of the Bangladesh Investor Initiative, a global collaboration in support of the Accord for Fire and Building Safety. He also serves on the Steering Committees of the Responsible Labor Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment, and the Coalition to End Forced Labor in the Uyghur Region. He is also a member of the UN Global Compact Expert Network.
He was a regional advisor to the Institute for Human Rights and Business; member of the Independent Monitoring Working Group for six years which supported independent monitors at Gap supplier factories in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala; member of President Clinton’s Anti-Sweatshop Task Force and the Global Reporting Initiative’s Working Group on the Apparel, Footwear Industry.
A United Methodist minister, David has worked as Assistant Dean of the Chapel, Stanford University; worked closely with Cesar Chavez helping to build support within the religious community for the farm workers struggle for justice while serving as a minister in northern California; co-directed the Riverside Church Disarmament Program in New York City and was program coordinator of the Fellowship of Reconciliation-USA.
David has a bachelor’s degree from Carroll College in Wisconsin in philosophy and religion; masters of divinity from Union Theological Seminary; a graduate of the International Fellows Program, Columbia University and has an advanced professional studies certificate from Pacific School of Religion.