Program Director - Investor Alliance for Human Rights (IAHR)
Paloma leads the Investor Alliance for Human Rights and its efforts to promote responsible investment that is grounded in respect for people’s fundamental rights. This includes strategic development, driving thought leadership work to advance the investor responsibility to respect human rights, and leading corporate engagement in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector.
Paloma has worked to ensure the implementation of human rights and business standards, including the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), at the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) for over seven years. In this role, she advised and built the capacity of businesses on human rights due diligence, and developed tools and methodologies to help companies identify, assess and address their human rights impacts. She has also advised governments on developing national action plans through multi-stakeholder processes, as well as legislation and regional resolutions aimed at implementing the UNGPs, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Paloma is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of the NGO PODER, a regional non-governmental organization, whose mission is to promote transparency and corporate accountability in Latin America. PODER develops tools to provide greater transparency to help investors and other stakeholders hold companies accountable for all their practices, not only those they choose to disclose. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Columbia University, and a Masters in Human Rights and International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.