Direction and Staff

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Cláudia A. Marconi

Co-Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Business and Human Rights and Professor of International Relations
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Rafael Miranda

Co-Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Business and Human Rights and Professor of International Relations
Ana Carolina Girard Teixeira Cazetta profile image

Ana Carolina Girard Teixeira Cazetta

Scholarship Holder of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Business and Human Rights

Brazilian Team

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Daniel Campos de Carvalho

Professor of International Law at Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp)
Flávia Piovesan profile image

Flávia Piovesan

Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights at the Catholic University of São Paulo
João Paulo Candia Veiga profile image

João Paulo Candia Veiga

Professor at the Department of Political Science and the Institute of International Relations at São Paulo University.


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Lucas Tasquetto

Professor of International Relations at the Federal University of ABC
Nitish Monebhurrun profile image

Nitish Monebhurrun

Law Professor at the University Center of Brasília (UniCEUB
Paula Monteiro Danese profile image

Paula Monteiro Danese

Law Professor at Escola Brasileira de Direito (EBRADI)
Paulo Borba Casella profile image

Paulo Borba Casella

Full Professor of Public International Law at São Paulo University Law School


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Wilson Engelmann

Professor and researcher in Law at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos

European Team

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Axel Marx

Deputy Director Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
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Claire Methven O’Brien

Reader in Law (Associate Professor) and Director, LLM Corporate Sustainability, Human Rights and ESG Law.
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Dorothée Baumann-Pauly

Professor at Geneva University’s School of Economics and Management and Director of the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights
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Florian Wettstein

Chair and professor of business ethics and director of the Institute for Business Ethics
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Karin Buhmann

Full Professor of Business & Human Rights, Copenhagen Business School (CBS); Full Professor and Research Director, Centre for Law, Sustainability and Justice
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Rachel Chambers

Assistant Professor of Business Law at the University of Connecticut School of Business, and Co-Director of the UConn Business and Human Rights Initiative

Strategic Partner

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Contact Information

Instituto Ethos


Established in São Paulo, Brazil, the Instituto Ethos (Ethos Institute) is a nongovernmental and nonprofit organization that seeks to strengthen corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development by offering business opportunities which establish a commitment to social activities. Led by Oded Grajew, co-founder of the World Social Forum, a group of businessmen founded the Institute Ethos in February 1998. Grajew, a successful Ashoka fellow who also established the ABRINQ Foundation, became the organization’s first president. Nowadays, Instituto Ethos has many partner organizations throughout the world and operates based on four major areas: Human Rights, Management for Sustainable Development, Integrity and Environment. Within the scope of this CoE, we would act to mobilize, raise awareness and help business enterprises manage their businesses in a socially responsible manner, focusing on the “human rights” axis. Currently, the Instituto Ethos has more than 450 member companies, which we highlight: Alcoa; Natura; Hydro; Shell; Amazon; Anglo American; Carrefour; IFood; JBS; Odebrecht; Petrobras; Raízen; Santander; Totvs; Accenture; Aché; Alston; Brasken; Eurofarma; Lóreal; Mercedes-Benz; Novelis; White Martins; Coca-Cola; Vale; Ambev; Avon; Cyrela; Duratex; KPMG; Leroy Merlin; Mc Donnald’s; Nestlé; PwC; Sodexo; among others.