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Marcela Manubens

Global Vice President Social Impact, Unilever


Ms Manubens is Global Vice President for Social Impact at Unilever. She leads the strategy and implementation of the new Enhancing Livelihoods ambitions of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, Including Women’s Empowerment and Fairness, including the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Marcela is Vice-Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Human Rights at WEF. She is a member of Hillary Clinton’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership and a member of the Advisory Group on Human Rights to UK Foreign Secretary. Marcela participated in initiatives to eradicate sweatshops and advance human rights. She was a member of the Fair Labour Association (FLA) Board of Directors and its Executive Committee and chaired the Board of Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) for three years. Marcela gave testimony in the US Congress as an expert witness upon the invitation of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and represented US business in the launching of the Global Report on Child Labor by the ILO at the UN. Marcela taught Business and Human Rights at Columbia University, and Macroeconomics at the Business School of Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina. She has been a lecturer and guest speaker at numerous national and international conferences.