Jane Nelson

Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Degrees, University of Natal, South Africa and University of Oxford, UK; Rhodes Scholar. Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings. Prior to 1993, with the Business Council for Sustainable Development, Africa, FUNDES in Latin America, and as Vice-President, Citibank Financial Institutions Group, Asia, Europe and Middle East. 2001, with UN Global Compact preparing report for the General Assembly on cooperation between the UN and the private sector. Former Senior Associate, Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Cambridge University; Track Leader and Adviser, Clinton Global Initiative. 1993-2012, Director and Senior Adviser, International Business Leaders Forum. Member, Board of Directors: Newmont and Chevron’s Niger Delta Partnership Initiative. Member, Advisory Council: Abbott, Bank of America, ExxonMobil, Pearson’s Project Literacy initiative, Business Fights Poverty, InterAction, and Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center. Member, World Economic Forum Stewardship Boards for food systems and agriculture. Co-author of five books and over 90 publications on corporate responsibility, public-private partnerships, and the role of the private sector in development, and five of the World Economic Forum’s global corporate citizenship reports. Recipient: Keystone Center’s 2005 Leadership in Education Award; co-recipient, 2015 Best Book Award in the Social Issues in Management division, Academy of Management; 2016 Arthur Vining Davis Aspen Fellow.