BSR Conference 2019

The New Climate for Business

November 12-14, 2019 San Jose, California

Nicole Karlebach

Global Head, Business and Human Rights, Verizon Media
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Nicole Karlebach

As the leader of the Business and Human Rights Program, Nicole Karlebach drives efforts to respect and promote human rights across Verizon and Verizon Media and works to identify innovative solutions to human rights challenges. She previously led the Yahoo Business & Human Rights Program. Prior to joining Yahoo, Karlebach worked as an attorney at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York; as an international policy fellow at Human Rights First, examining issues of business and human rights and national security law and policy; and as a human rights consultant to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Karlebach also worked at the UN in the Office of the Legal Counsel, as well as at the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Special Department for War Crimes in Sarajevo. Currently, she co-teaches a course on Corporate Sustainability and Transnational Business and Human Rights at Fordham University School of Law.

Speaking Sessions

  • Future-Proofing Human Rights Due Diligence (2-hour workshop)
  • Future-Proofing Human Rights Due Diligence (2-hour workshop, continued)

I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.


Platinum Sponsor
Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
Gold Sponsor
International Copper Association
Don't Ban Equality—Tara Health

Silver Sponsor
Global Child Forum logo

Supporting Sponsors

Carbon Offset
Bonneville Environmental Foundation