Extractives

Bridging Boundaries - New Memoir by IHRB Patron

Report, 06 November 2018

By Chris Marsden, Patron, IHRB

IHRB Patron Chris Marsden's varied career brought him to the forefront of the business and human rights agenda when still in its infancy. 

With beginnings as a school teacher, Marsden went on to work in education and community affairs roles with the oil company, BP, throughout the 1980's and 90's, before providing invaluable and pioneering facilitation over the next two decades to form some of the earliest business and human rights thought leadership groups, including the Amnesty Business Group, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, as well as the Institute for Human Rights and Business.

Marsden's memoirs provide a unique historical perspective on the early years of the business and human rights agenda. As he notes: 

"I have entitled my memoirs ‘Bridging Boundaries’. If there is one theme that connects my varied career it is that I have worked at the boundary between education, local communities, and industry. Over the years, my mission became one of helping organisations with very different cultures and perspectives on the world to understand each other better and work together for mutual benefit to themselves and the wider society."

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