UN Human Rights
Chief, Business and Human Rights
Lene Wendland is a lawyer by training and has has led the work on business and human rights in the UN Human Rights Office for more than 10 years. In that capacity she was part of John Ruggie's team throughout the process of developing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Her team now focuses on efforts to support implementation of the Guiding Principles in government and key industry sectors through providing advice, tools and guidance on interpretation and implementation. She is also the OHCHR focal point for the UN Global Compact and has contributed to the development of tools and guidance for business on the implementation of the Global Compact human rights principles.