Forum 2020 Series : A Green COVID Recovery: the role of finance


Sharan Burrow

General Secretary
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)


Sharan Burrow was elected General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in 2010. Prior to this, she held the position of ITUC President since its Founding Congress in Vienna (November 2006) and the position of ICFTU President since its 18th World Congress in Miyazaki (November 2004). She is the first woman to have held any of these positions. Ms. Burrow is well known for her international advocacy on labour standards, corporate responsibility, climate change, investment in infrastructure and the green economy, investment in the care economy, women, equality and diversity, global migration and employment. Sharan’s global roles include being a Board Member of the UN Global Compact, Panel Member of UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, Vice Chair of the B Team, Commissioner for the New Climate Economy, a Member of the Supervisory Board of the European Climate Foundation, Ambassador for the Food and Land Use Coalition, Chair of the Just Transition Centre, and a Member of the WEF Global Future Council on the Future of Production.