Manuela advices BSR’s member companies on embedding human rights through corporate governance, products, and services. She works across industries with a focus on energy, extractives, transport, and industrials.
Prior to joining BSR, Manuela worked at the Office of the General Counsel of the World Bank advising on legal, policy and operational matters, as an associate attorney at global law firms working on sustainable investment and international arbitration and at the non-profit Rights CoLab where she worked at the intersection of sustainable business and finance. She was an Adjunct Professor of Public International Law at Universidad Javeriana and has taught human rights courses in different programs, including at American University. In 2017, she was Finance and Development Fellow at the International Development Law Organization.
Manuela is a licensed lawyer since 2013, holds an LL.M in International Law from NYU, and is pursuing an Executive MPA with emphasis in sustainability at SIPA.