Guido Battaglia

Guido Battaglia

Head of Responsible Trade Programme, IHRB


Guido's main area of expertise is the development of strategies to implement responsible business standards and human rights principles within a wide range of industry sectors (including extractive, infrastructure, and commodities trading).

Current Work

Guido works with IHRB across the Commodities and Sport focus areas. He supports IHRB with research and stakeholder management on a project to develop a due diligence guidance for implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the commodity-trading sector. He contributes to the Mega Sporting Events Platform by coordinating the outreach to multiple stakeholders and by conducting research on the topic of sport, development and peace.

Before IHRB

Guido was formerly Director at the World Gold Council, where he managed the programme on responsible mining and socio-economic development. Prior to that he held manager positions at the World Economic Forum (WEF) - engaging business and government leaders, faculty experts, international organisations and civil society in two initiatives addressing responsible mineral resources management and infrastructure development in the African continent. At WEF he designed and facilitated high-level roundtables at the Annual Meeting in Davos and at other events worldwide. Guido also worked for the Law Firm DLA Piper and for the Italian Mission to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva. An Italian and Swiss citizen, Guido was a visiting student at the University of Tuebingen and holds a Bachelor and Master in International Law from the University of Milan.

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Commentary: Mapping the Sport, Development, and Peace Agenda - Where are Human Rights?

Can sport and physical activity be a useful tool in promoting tolerance and respect as well as a central element in strategies to achieve better health, education and social inclusion?

On 6 April each year, including today, the International Day of...

06 April 2017

By Guido Battaglia, Head of Responsible Trade Programme, IHRB

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