Dr. Kendyl Salcito specializes in corporate human rights due diligence. Her expertise in business and human rights took root during her days as an investigative reporter in Burma, Indonesia and Canada and has been honed as Executive Director of NomoGaia (www.nomogaia.org). NomoGaia is a think tank that develops and implements practical human rights tools for corporate actors, including a blended qualitative-quantitative methodology for human rights impact assessment.
Since 2007 she has gained recognition as a leading practitioner of corporate human rights impact assessment (HRIA) for multinational corporations and foreign investors whose operations intersect with local communities in complex ways. She has advised industry groups, nonprofit groups and government entities on corporate human rights performance and contributed to the development of the UN’s Guiding Principles for Human Rights and Business. She has worked as a consultant to Newfields LLC in the Human Rights Assessment Group since 2008.
Kendyl holds a BA in History from Princeton University, an MA in Journalism from the University of British Columbia and a PhD in Epidemiology from the Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute.