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Margaret Jungk | Advisory Board

Dr. Jungk is the Founder and Director the Human Rights and Business Department at the Danish Institute for Human Rights. She was also appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to serve on the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Business in its first term from 2011 to 2014.

Jungk’s work has focused on improving the human rights performance of multinational companies. Jungk has published widely in the field of human rights and business, and was the principle designer of the Human Rights Compliance Assessment (HRCA), a comprehensive tool for companies to identify and address human rights risks in their operations. She has also engaged extensively with individual companies and industry sectors, including oil, mining, finance and pharmaceuticals, to reduce their singular and collective human rights impacts.

Jungk was the 2011/12 Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Human Rights. She is also a member of the UN Global Compact Human Rights Working Group, the Human Rights and Business Resource Centre advisory group, the Global Reporting Initiative G3 Working Group on Human Rights and is an advisor to the Global Business Initiative. She has participated in a number of in-company initiatives for human rights accountability and sits on independent stakeholder review boards. Jungk is originally from the United States and currently resides in Denmark. She holds a Ph.D. in political science, specializing in international human rights law, from the University of Cambridge.