Rachel Davis is a human rights attorney who helped develop the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is actively engaged in research, dissemination, policy advising, and graduate student education. It also regularly sponsors conferences and other public events in its areas of research focus. Established in 1998, PERI is an independent unit at UMass with close ties to the Department of Economics. The Institute is committed to addressing basic issues of human and ecological well-being through research written for the general public, policy makers, and academic audiences.