Anna Triponel biography

Anna Triponel is a business and human rights advisor. She works with lawyers, companies and investors on translating what human rights mean for business on a day-to-day basis. She practiced corporate law at the law firm of Jones Day in New York, where she founded and led the firm’s International Law Pro Bono Group.

Anna served as legal consultant with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, providing input into the work of John Ruggie to develop the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. As an advisor with Shift, the leading centre of expertise on the UN Guiding Principles, she played a leading role in the development of the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework.

Prior to this, she created the New York office of a global pro bono law firm nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Public International Law & Policy Group, where she advised on human rights, constitutional and legislative reform in African and Asian countries. She was previously an advisor to the World Bank, advising on development governance structures to better meet the Millennium Development Goal of achieving universal primary education.

Anna is a (non-practicing) lawyer qualified in New York, England and Wales and France. She is a frequent expert speaker and writer on business and human rights and is the recipient of various professional awards, including the Seymour-Reuben Award for shaping international law and the Empire State Counsel Award for changing the lives of those unable to afford counsel. Anna has a Masters in International Law (LL.M.) from American University Washington College of Law and a law degree in common and civil law from the University of Paris X.

For more information visit Triponel Consulting.

Anna has recently published Article, Respecting business and human rights: IBA’s guidance on applying the UN Guiding Principles on Practical Law.