Measuring Human Rights for Investors

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – Wednesday, October 5, 2022
14:00 – 15:30
Centre International de Conférences Genève - Room D

The ‘S’ in ESG covers many aspects, including human rights. It faces greater measurement challenges than the ‘E’ in ESG. Data on companies’ social performance is typically in short supply and not very robust. In this panel, we will discuss how banks currently address these challenges to advance Human Rights.


Christian Leitz

Head Corporate Responsibility - UBS

Christian Leitz is Head Corporate Responsibility at UBS. The Corporate Responsibility team coordinates the bank’s sustainability reporting and has particular responsibilities in the area of stakeholder management. He convenes the Thun Group of Banks on banking and human rights. He is also the bank’s historian. Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Leitz taught history at universities in the UK and New Zealand. He has written and edited six books and a very substantial number of articles and essays.

Raul Manjarin

Head of Sustainability Risk Wealth Management, Credit Suisse

Raul Manjarin is Head of Sustainability Risk Wealth Management at Credit Suisse. He was previously Business Development Manager at RepRisk AG, and Managing Partner at ECOFACT AG.

Suzanne Spears

Founder and Principal - Paxus LLP

Suzanne Spears is the founder and principal of Paxus LLP, a law firm specializing in international law & dispute resolution and business & human rights. She is also Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School. Ms. Spears has more than 20 years of experience, including as a partner at Allen & Overy LLP, and as a leading advisor on the legal risks and opportunities associated with sustainable finance. She held positions with the United Nations (in New York and Colombia), the Council on Foreign Relations and the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights.

In addition to being a lawyer, with a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, Ms. Spears is a political and social scientist by background, with a master’s from Colombia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a bachelor’s in International Relations from Tufts University.

Dorothée Baumann-Pauly

Director - Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights

Dorothée Baumann-Pauly is a Professor at the Geneva University's School of Economics and Management as well as the Director of the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, inaugurated in 2019 by the University of Geneva (UniGE) - the first human rights center at a business school in Europe. Since 2013, she is the Research Director at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. As a specialist in business ethics and with extensive practical experience in implementing human rights in multipartite contexts, Ms. Baumann-Pauly has authored numerous publications at the intersection of business ethics, corporate responsibility, private governance mechanisms, and human rights. Over the past decade, she has taught on various human rights-related subjects both in the United States and in Europe.

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