Mark Hodge has been working in the business and human rights arena for the past decade. He is currently freelance and focuses on a small number of initiatives aimed at addressing systemic issues and opportunities facing the responsible business field. A major area of Hodge’s work is exploring the interface of technology and business impacts on human rights. In 2018, he has been working with BSR to explore the application of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to the societal risks and opportunities presented by artificial intelligence. He is also a senior associate at Shift, where he leads the Valuing Respect project, a global collaborative platform to research and co-create better ways of evaluating business respect for human rights. Hodge was previously the Executive Director of the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, which he co-founded.