Session Speaker

Ursula Wynhoven


Ursula Wynhoven

Biography

Ursula Wynhoven is the General Counsel and Chief of Governance and Social Sustainability for the United Nations Global Compact, the UN’s corporate sustainability initiative. Wynhoven is a member of the office’s Executive Team. In addition to managing its legal affairs and governance matters, she founded and is responsible for the office’s work programs on the various dimensions of social sustainability, including human rights and labor principles, women’s empowerment, business and children, indigenous peoples’ rights, and human trafficking, as well as on business and the rule of law. Wynhoven joined the UN Global Compact in 2002. She previously worked in private legal practice and government human rights agencies in both Australia and the United States and has also worked for the Secretariat of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the OECD’s corporate responsibility initiative.

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