Christine Bader

Advisor to the UN Special Representative for Business & Human Rights

Carnegie New Leaders


Christine Bader is an Advisor to the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for business and human rights, Harvard professor John Ruggie.

From 1999–2008, she was with BP plc, during which she worked in Indonesia, China, and the United Kingdom. With stints in corporate planning and investor relations, she spent most of her time with the company improving management of its social impacts.

She has also served as a corps member with City Year; the first Teaching Fellow in Community Service at Phillips Academy in Andover; and a Special Assistant to the New York City Mayor's Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Community Development and Business Services.

Christine has published articles on business and human rights in Stanford Social Innovation Review, Ethical Corporation, and China Rights Forum, and presented at numerous venues including Business for Social Responsibility's annual conference.

She has a B.A. magna cum laude in American Studies from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from Yale University. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Focus: Business, Cities, Energy, Ethics, Human Rights, China, Indonesia, United Kingdom, United States, Americas, Asia, Europe

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Last Updated: Aug 18, 2010

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