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Anisha Rajapakse

Global Corporate Sustainability (pvt) Ltd
Senior Strategy Adviser - Social Sustainability and Business & Human Rights
Asia & Europe
Anisha a senior international development professional with two decades of global expertise. Till recently she was Brussels-based, heading the Stakeholder Engagement unit of a leading industry association working with corporates, governments, intergovernmental and bilateral agencies, civil society and others to promote the business and human rights and sustainability agendas. Prior to that in London, Anisha led the Human Development Programme at the Commonwealth, working across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific regions to strengthen civil society capacities. She was also based in Afghanistan working for GIZ as its development communications expert and continues to work extensively in her voluntary capacity as Chairperson of a UK -based charity in Uganda to empower marginalized women and children through social entrepreneurship.
Now relocated to Asia, Anisha continues to engage closely with businesses and related stakeholders to promote corporate integrity and reinforcing effective ways to improve respect for human rights. Empowerment of women in global supply chains including mitigating GBV are areas of particular focus. She is a strong advocate towards ensuring safe jobs in dignified working conditions in line with the UNGPs.
Anisha holds a MA in International Studies, and a Diploma in Journalism