In the latest of our series, 'Five Questions for Business & Human Rights Leaders,' Article One speaks with Irit Tamir of Oxfam America. In her seven years at Oxfam, Ms. Tamir led the launch of Oxfam America's Behind the Brands and supported community-led human rights impact assessments with migrant and undocumented farmworkers in the United States. In this profile, Ms. Tamir offers advice to CEOs and discusses the one thing that continues to surprise her about working on business and human rights.
Article One is pleased to launch our new interview series: Five Questions for Business & Human Rights Leaders. The series profiles leaders from business, civil society, and government who are working to advance corporate respect for human rights. Our inaugural interview is with Michelle Naggar, Vice President of Social Responsibility for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.. Under Ms. Naggar’s leadership, Starwood has published a Human Rights Statement, conducted corporate- and country-level human rights impact assessments and established a Human Rights Council. Ms. Naggar speaks with Article One about how she secured internal buy-in and what steps she is taking to advance industry practice globally.