Alison Biscoe

Alison Biscoe

Project Coordinator, Mega-Sporting Events, IHRB


Alison has experience in researching and benchmarking corporate practices against recognised industry standards, and has worked with companies on human rights issues in the extractives, apparel, retail and food and beverage sectors.

Current work

As a project coordinator, Alison is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the mega-sporting events programme. Specifically Alison coordinates the work of the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights, (the MSE Platform), for which IHRB serves as the secretariat. 

Before IHRB

Alison joined IHRB in June 2017. Before this, she worked for three and a half years at the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment where she worked with investors on their corporate engagement activities. She worked across several sectors and topics covering the full range of environmental, social and governance themes, before focusing more on the human rights impacts of companies and what investors should do to address these risks in their portfolios. She holds an MSci in International Relations from the University of Nottingham and also attended the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).

Migrant workers are an integral part of global business yet the abusive use of migrant labour is prominent in many sectors. Businesses must come together and drive practices that empower rather than penalise the most vulnerable. Marcela Manubens, Global Vice President for Social Impact, Unilever

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Commentary: Do It Just: Has Nike Started a New Trend?

“Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” 

These words, embossed over a close-up photograph of Colin Kaepernick, have already created debate over what many consider a controversial choice by sports company Nike to feature the...

12 September 2018

By Alison Biscoe, Project Coordinator, Mega-Sporting Events, IHRB

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