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, Center for Sustainable Development, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings. Member, Board of Directors, Newmont Corporation, South32, Chevron’s Niger Delta Partnership Initiative. Commissioner, Business Commission to Tackle Inequality. Emeritus Director: World Environment Center. Member, Advisory Councils: Abbott, Bank of America, ExxonMobil, Griffith Foods, APCO Worldwide, and Business Fights Poverty. Member, World Economic Forum Food Systems Stewardship Board; Member, Global Future Council (GFC) on Good Governance; Member, Community of Climate Governance Experts; Former member, GFC on Transparency and Anti-Corruption; Former Co-Chair, GFC on Food Systems Innovation. 1993-2012, Director and Senior Adviser, Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum. Prior to 1993, with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in Africa; FUNDES in Latin America; and Vice-President, Citibank Financial Institutions Group in Asia, Europe and Middle East. 2001, with UN Global Compact preparing UN Secretary-General's report for the General Assembly on cooperation between United Nations and the private sector. Former Senior Associate, Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Cambridge University; former Track Leader and Adviser, Clinton Global Initiative. Co-author of six books and over 100 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 of honours and awards.

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