Richard Howitt

Richard Howitt

Company: International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)

Job title: former Chief Executive

Bio:

Richard Howitt served for 22 years as a leading Member of the European Parliament, was its longstanding Rapporteur on Corporate Responsibility and proposed and negotiated Europe’s first rules for corporate sustainability reporting. Subsequently he served as Chief Executive Officer of the global coalition of businesses and investors which merged to form what is today the International Sustainability Standards Board. Currently, Richard is Strategic Advisor on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Business and Human Rights, and Senior Associate at the public interest law firm Frank Bold LLP, for whom he hosts the responsible business podcast, ‘Frankly Speaking’. Richard teaches sustainability reporting and business and human rights at the international Audencia Business School and is Board member at both the sustainable investment pioneer, the Eiris Foundation and at the sustainability think-tank, r3.0.