ABOUT US

"We support companies to embed human rights due diligence"

 
 

focusright provides consultancy services that make human rights tangible for business. We work with companies to embed responsible business practices and human rights due diligence throughout their business and supply chains. We work in a pragmatic, business-focused way that is aligned with international human rights standards and frameworks.

As thought leaders in business and human rights, we build bridges between NGOs, businesses, academia and governments.

 

 

 
 

Team

 
 
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Sibylle Baumgartner

Director, Co-Founder

Sibylle has ten years of experience in the field of responsible business with a specific focus on social aspects. She has worked with companies from various industries focusing on elaborating responsible business strategies, implementing sustainable supply chain management and developing human rights due diligence frameworks.

Languages: German, French, English, Spanish

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Matthias Leisinger

Director, Co-Founder

Matthias is a specialist in corporate responsibility with fourteen years of experience in the private sector. His professional goal is driving change to create a more sustainable business model, which delivers commercial success. He has a record of success in human rights due diligence, capacity building and developing and managing multi-stakeholder initiatives. 

Languages: German, English, French

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Network

 
 

We draw on specific expertise in our network whenever needed.

 
 

Publications & contributions

 
 

Gastbeitrag öbu - Der Verband für nachhaltiges Wirtschaften, in German only (Feb 2018) 70 Jahre Menschenrechte - auch für Unternehmen

Article in OrganisationsEntwicklung magazine, in German only (Oct 2017) Menschenrechte: (K)ein Thema für Unternehmen

Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism (Oct 2016)
Guidelines for the implementation of human rights-related due diligence in fragile contexts

Contribution to HRIA Guidance & Toolbox, Danish Institute for Human Rights, DIHR (Feb 2016)

Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism (Sep 2015)
Recommendations for implementation of labor and social standards for driving personnel in the tourism sector

Contribution to a set of tools on children’s rights due diligence for companies, UNICEF (2012-14)

Kuoni’s Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs) in Kenia (2012) & India (2014)

 
 

Contact

 
 

focusright gmbh
Zweierstrasse 35
8004 Zürich
Switzerland

Ph: +41 (0)44 461 77 88

 

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