An Associate Fellow of London’s prestigious Chatham House think tank, Paul Hohnen is an independent consultant who provides strategic advice to a range of international organisation, business, government and non-profit clients on global sustainable development and corporate social responsibility trends and issues.
Trained as an international lawyer, Hohnen was closely involved in the 1992, 2002 and 2012 UN sustainability summits, as well as in a wide range of climate change and other global treaties. An expert on responsible business practices, Hohnen has participated in the development and/or roll out of the UN Global Compact, the OECD MNE Guidelines, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and the ISO 26000 Social responsibility guidance.
His ability to work with diverse stakeholder groups stems from a unique career, in which he has been a senior diplomat, international civil servant, policy director of Greenpeace International, and Strategic Director of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). In addition to facilitating a range of high level and expert Chatham House meetings, Hohnen has chaired ministerial and CEO level meetings for various UN and business organisations.