Michelle Breslauer is a Senior Manager at the Governance & Peace, UN Global Compact, encouraging businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies. For a decade, Michelle directed the strategic partnerships and programs of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a global think thank that uses data to understand and communicate the drivers of peace. She had leadership role in the execution of the strategic communication of IEP’s internationally recognized research and education products, as well as its public programs, from the initial start-up phase. Michelle has spoken extensively on a range of issues related to peace, security, terrorism, criminal justice and development in numerous high-level intergovernmental fora at the United Nations and the World Bank as well as numerous conferences and events at leading universities and think-tanks.
“Business has a significant role to play in building trust both within and outside of a company. Beyond the compliance, we need to participate actively – not only whether we have the right to do something but whether it is the right thing to do.”