Guido Battaglia

Head of Policy & Outreach | View articles

Guido has ten years’ experience in engaging multiple stakeholders in international programmes promoting responsible business practices and addressing human rights and sustainability challenges within different industries.

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Guido has conducted research and managed projects working with companies, governments, international organisations and NGOs in the extractives, infrastructure, commodities trading and sport sectors.

Current work

As Head of Policy and Outreach, Guido is in charge of the Centre’s engagement with governments, international and intergovernmental organisations and sports organisations. He represents the Centre at conferences, events and bilateral dialogues to reach new audiences and partners and raise public awareness and understanding of the Centre’s work . Guido also serves as Research Fellow for the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), the precursor of the Centre, for which he led a project on human rights and sport for development and peace programmes.

Previous experience

Guido was formerly Head of Responsible Trade for the Institute for Human Rights and Business, where his duties included the development of due diligence guidance and implementation projects for the commodities trading sector. Before joining IHRB, Guido was Director at the World Gold Council, where he managed the programme on responsible mining and socio-economic development. Prior to that he held manager positions at the World Economic Forum (WEF) - engaging stakeholders in two initiatives addressing responsible mineral resources management and infrastructure development in the African continent. At WEF he designed and facilitated high-level roundtables at the Annual Meeting in Davos and at other events worldwide. Guido also worked for the Law Firm DLA Piper and for the Italian Mission to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva. An Italian and Swiss citizen, Guido was a visiting student at the University of Tuebingen and holds a Bachelor and Master in International Law from the University of Milan.

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