Session Speaker

Alison Colwell


Alison Colwell

Biography

Alison Colwell oversees the design and execution of projects on human rights, community engagement and development, responsible labor, strategy integration, and gender across industries, primarily with energy and extractives companies. She has conducted fieldwork with communities and stakeholders in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America. Her human rights project work with the extractives industry includes the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (GPs) and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. Prior to joining BSR, Colwell worked with bilateral and multilateral international development agencies, including the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank, the International Development Research Centre, and NGOs affiliated with the Organization of American States.

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