Nora is an experienced human rights researcher and analyst with a focus on working conditions, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains.
Having worked for, and investigated, a multitude of large international corporations, she has acquired a deep understanding of the various human rights challenges companies face and their differing due diligence approaches. Her work for agribusiness & pharmaceutical company Bayer AG and textile discounter ALDI International include risk and social compliance monitoring, supplier management, ESG communication, as well as policy and strategy development. Her most recent role in research for KnowTheChain, a forced labour benchmark, has provided her with further insights into ICT, footwear and food & beverages supply chains. Nora also has a keen interest in inclusive business models, responsible buying practices and supply chain traceability.
Conscious of maintaining a human rights-based view on CSR, she is passionate about exploring worker-driven responsibility models, beyond compliance and auditing, that empower workers.
Nora holds a B.A. in Cultural and Business Studies and an M.A. in Public Policy from Willy Brandt School of Public Policy in Erfurt, Germany. Spanning a wide array of disciplines, a dominant theme throughout her academic work has been on the cross-sector and cross-culture collaboration between stakeholders across global value chains to improve social and working conditions. One of her most notable research papers discusses the potential of inclusive business models for social innovation in low-income (“Base of the Pyramid”) markets.
She is fluent in German and English, with a good understanding of Spanish and French.