Jordana D. Friedman

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Jordana Friedman works for World Monitors Inc., a public affairs consultancy that specialises in advising clients on handling humand rights issues.

She is the director in WMI's U.K. Office where, according to her biogrpahical note, "she is responsible for developing and implementing corporate social responsibility strategies for WMI clients". [1]

Friedman joined World Monitors after a stint as a NewYork-based director in Burson-Marsteller's corporate/finance practice. [2]

Prior to joing B-M she was director of the London office of the Council on Economic Priorities, where, according to O'Dwyers PR Daily, "she researched the impact that energy and mining companies had on the economic development, human rights and political stability in countries in which they operate."

Her bio note describes CEP as "a US-based corporate social responsibility research organization." Her work there, according to her profile on the WMI site "included advising companies on social and political risk management issues and organizing, participating in stakeholder dialogues and consultations and working closely with a network of global corporate social responsibility organizations".

When she started with B-M, Judi Mackey described Friedman's role as to bridge the gap between the B-M's clients ond non-government organisations. According to the statement announcing her joing the company, she was to help B-M's clients manage their "social and environmental performance on a global basis."

Prior to joing CEP, Friedman had worked as the Director of the London office of the US-based human rights group Cultural Survival and as a consultant to the Minority Rights Group.

According to her biogrpahical note she "has also appeared as a speaker at conferences at the United Nations, United States Congress, Council on Foreign Relations, State of the World Forum, Royal Institute of International Affairs and New York University Centre for Law and Business".

According to her BMI profile she has "contributed writing and research to numerous books on corporate social responsibility and conflict prevention including The Business of Peace - The private sector as a partner in conflict prevention and resolution and Visions of Ethical Business."

External links

"Friedman Joins B-M", O'Dwyers PR Daily, May 16, 2001.