Michelle Breslauer leads the governance and peace portfolio at the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative that brings together over 15,000 companies in 160 countries and 69 local networks to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. In this role, she develops programs to engage businesses in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies (Sustainable Development Goal 16). Previously, Michelle spent eight years directing strategic partnerships and programs for the Institute for Economics and Peace, a global think thank that uses data to understand and communicate the drivers of peace. Michelle has spoken extensively on a range of issues related to peace, security, global governance and development in high-level intergovernmental fora at the United Nations and the World Bank, as well as numerous conferences and events at leading universities and think-tanks. Michelle has significant experience managing complex communication strategies on an international scale, including a five-year tenure at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, and with New York City’s bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. She holds a master’s degree in urban studies from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the American University of Paris.

Michelle Breslauer will participate in the World Justice Forum working session How to Engage Business in Transforming Governance