Sean Ansett

Managing Partner, At Stake Advisors Ltd.

Sean AnsettSean Ansett is a senior sustainability professional with over 15 years’ experience. Sean provides strategic advice to corporations, social enterprise start-ups, UN agencies and nonprofit organizations on ethical trade, human rights, and environmental sustainability globally through his organization At Stake Advisors. Additionally, he was Executive Director of the Bangladesh Safety Accord and is Chief Sustainability Officer at Fairphone, Acting Board Chair of Liberty & Justice Clothing and a Senior Associate University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership.

Sean Ansett was the Director of Corporate Responsibility at Burberry in London. Previously, Sean was the Director of Global Partnerships at Gap Inc. where he led Gap Inc.’s social responsibility and stakeholder engagement strategy related to labor, environmental and human rights issues. He was the chief architect behind the company’s stakeholder engagement strategy which significantly enhanced the company’s reputation.

He has served on several global multi-stakeholder initiatives including the Advisory Board of Social Accountability International, the Global Reporting Initiative’s G3 expert committee, the Ethical Trading Initiative, a founding member of the MFA Forum, and UNCTAD’s committee for integrating CSR indicators in financial reporting.

Sean is a regular speaker and writer. He has contributed and is quoted in Bloomberg, Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has published in numerous academic journals including MIT-Sloan Management Review. Sean contributed as a sustainability expert in two General Electric corporate responsibility reports.

Sean is a returned United States Peace Corps and World Food Program volunteer. He has a master’s degree in Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge, a Master of Science degree in Business Administration and is fluent in Spanish.

Session: Responsible Value Chain Management

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