Lila Karbassi

Chief of Programmes, United Nations Global Compact

Lila Karbassi is Chief of Programmes and member of the Executive Management Committee of the United Nations Global Compact. The UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative calling on companies to advance universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Ms. Karbassi joined the UN Global Compact in 2005. Over the years, she steered the initiative’s work on environment and climate change including at the 2012 Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development and the 2015 COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris. In her current capacity, she oversees the Global Compact’s programmatic work on environment, social and governance issues as well as the initiative’s LEAD programme.

Prior to joining the UN Global Compact, Ms. Karbassi held positions on policy regulation at Sanofi-Aventis. She holds a Masters and Doctorate in Biology from the Universities of Grenoble and Paris, France as well as a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy.

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