In her new role, she will help mange BHRRC’s role within KnowTheChain by leading benchmarking efforts and furthering engagement with investors and companies. Based in London, Felicitas brings a wealth of experience on labor and human rights, benchmarking companies and working with global investors.
“We are currently seeing tremendous focus on forced labor from media, civil society, policy makers, investors and companies. I look forward to helping leverage this momentum and to drive change at a corporate level as part of the KnowTheChain team,” said Felicitas.
Prior to joining KnowTheChain, she worked for the ESG engagements team at the UN supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). In her role, Felicitas was responsible for managing the PRI’s investor-company engagements on social issues, which included developing benchmarks and guidance on topics such as labor practices in agricultural supply chains. She also helped raise awareness and understanding of human rights issues and their impact on investor portfolios through events, publications, webinars, and podcasts.
Previously, she worked in communications, events and development for the UK charities Teach First and Historic Royal Palaces.
“We are thrilled to have Felicitas join the KnowTheChain team. KnowTheChain is an exciting initiative driving practical progress to address forced labor in business supply chains. With her deep experience in stakeholder engagement and networks in the investor community, Felicitas is well-placed to ensure KnowTheChain’s continued and growing impact,” said Annabel Short, Deputy Director of the BHRRC, a KnowTheChain partner.
Felicitas holds a master’s in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics from Universität Leipzig. Her thesis focused on migration and European border policies.