Margaret leads BSR’s global human rights work and brings more than 20 years’ experience working with companies and international institutions to promote sustainable business practices.
Prior to joining BSR, Margaret held a special appointment from the United Nations as a member of the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Business. She was the working group’s first chair, spearheading the drive to promote measuring states’ and companies’ human rights performance and to increase the capacity of the UN to engage the private sector on human rights.
Before joining the working group, Margaret was the founder and director of the business and human rights department at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, where she developed and launched the human rights compliance assessment for companies and grew the department to the largest team of business-focused human rights experts at a national human rights institution. In her capacity at the Danish Institute, she led projects with many global companies to help them integrate human rights into their business strategies and operations, including in complex environments.
Margaret holds a Ph.D. in political science, specializing in international human rights law, from the University of Cambridge.