Caroline Rees is the President and Co-Founder of Shift, the leading center of expertise on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. At Shift, Caroline leads strategic development and drives thought leadership on key challenges and opportunities in advancing corporate respect for human rights. Prior to founding Shift, Caroline was a lead advisor to Professor John Ruggie during his mandate to develop the UN Guiding Principles as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General. From 2009 to 2011 she was Director of the Governance and Accountability Program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative. Caroline also spent 14 years as a British diplomat where her career covered Iran, Slovakia, and the European Union, as well as the UN Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council. She is a graduate of Oxford University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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President and CEO, Shift
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