Sharan Burrow

Visiting Professor in Practice, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Sharan Burrow is a global advocate for human rights, climate action and Just Transition. She is the Former General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (2010-2022. Previously she was President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (2000–2010.)
Sharan is well known for her international advocacy on employment, human rights, industrial relations, corporate responsibility and climate action with just transition solutions.
She has represented workers and civil society groups in global policy discussions in United Nations bodies, on the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation as well as at the tables of the G7, G20, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.  She has twice been a Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos.
Sharan is currently a Visiting Professor in Practice to the LSE-Grantham Institute, a Vice-Chair of the European Climate Foundation, a board member of the Green Hydrogen Association, Co-Chair of the IEA Labour Council, Chair of the Curtain University Institute for Energy Transition Advisory Council and Commissioner for the Global Commission on Climate Governance.

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