Themis

These are the kinds of things Margaret Wachenfeld has worked on recently:

In relation to the financial sector and development finance

  • Working with the UN OHCHR to develop a series of reports on human rights at development finance institutions
  • Writing about maturing, using and measuring ESG (environment-social-governance) factors in the financial sector, with a particular focus on the ā€œSā€ factor
  • Developing publications for investors on business and human rights
  • Researching and writing about the role of human rights in global financial regulation

In relation to sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Writing on the role of the private sector in delivering on the SDGs
  • Researching the use of public-private partnerships (PPP) to advance sustainable development

In relation to environmental law, human rights and the rule of law

  • Developing guidance for a UN organisation on integrating human rights into the environmental oversight of the mining sector
  • Developing guidance on biodiversity and human rights

In relation to responsible business conduct

  • Developing guidance for several international organisations on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and due diligence
  • Working with the OECD on guidance on due diligence under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
  • Understanding and using different tools, leverage points, and approaches for integrating responsible business conduct into the lifeblood of international commerce and finance
  • Contributing to work at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the EU Fundamental Rights Agency on access to remedies for adverse human rights impacts by business

In relation to conflict, peace and security

  • Collaborating to develop a new model for involving the private sector in transitional justice programmes, with a focus on Colombia
  • Writing on private sector operations in high risk and conflict affected areas

In relation to the law and responsible business conduct

  • Working on developing model contract clauses to incorporate human rights into financing contracings

In relation to measuring and evaluating human rights impacts

  • Developing a methodology to examine human rights impact at a sectoral level ā€“ sector wide impact assessments
  • Co-developing a methodology to benchmark corporate human rights performance
  • Deepening methodologies around human rights impact assessments

In relation to the extractive sector

  • Extensive publications on the extractive sector and human rights
  • Observer member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (for IHRB)