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Guido Battaglia

Guido Battaglia

Policy & Outreach Manager

Expertise

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 represents the Centre in engaging with sports and human rights policy agendas, including in the context of Sport for Development and Peace. He coordinates outreach to multiple stakeholders, conducts research, and maintains Centre relationships with a range of intergovernmental and governmental actors. Guido represents the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) in Geneva, supporting 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.

Previous Experience

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.