Helena Barton

CSR expert ► 15 years’ global experience in CSR governance, risk and compliance, advising
companies, investors and multi-lateral agencies on social, environmental and governance
risks.

Reporting and Assurance ► Strong expertise in CSR / Sustainability reporting and assurance, using international principles and guidelines such as Global Reporting Initiative, UN Global Compact, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, ISO 26000 and OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

Governance and Management Systems ► Lead auditor and verifier of CSR management systems and reporting, using standards such as ISO 26000 / DS 490001 and AA1000AS as well as OECD principles.

Standards Development ► Active contributor to leading CSR / Sustainability frameworks, standards and associations, including Global Reporting Initiative, AccountAbility, International Integrated Reporting Council, and Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels.

Social Impacts ► Social Anthropologist, PhD, with international experience in dilemmas around human / labour / land rights, rural development and community politics as well as related stakeholder engagement, due diligence and social impact assessments.

Communication ► Skilled writer and technical editor as well as lecturer, thesis superviser and public speaker on CSR issues.

Project Management ► Extensive experience gained through international assignments, running long-term, complex, multi-site and multi-disciplinary projects with geographically spread team members.

Specialties: Sustainability – Corporate Responsibility – CSR – Corporate Governance – Standard-setting and certification – Reporting – Verification – Assurance – Communication – Risk assessment – Teaching – Training – Stakeholder Engagement – ISO26000 – DS49001 – SRI – Sustainable investment – Social impact assessment – Human rights – Labour rights – Resistance to fraud and corruption – Equator Principles – Sustainable biofuels

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