Gerald Pachoud is the managing partner of Pluto & Associates, a boutique advisory firm focused on global public policy, corporate responsibility and social and governance challenges both for public and private entities.
He previously held various positions in the United Nations and the Swiss administration, notably initiating and leading the program on business and human security at the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2005 to 2011, Gerald had the honor and the pleasure of serving as the Special Adviser to the Secretary General's Special Representative on business and human rights, Professor John Ruggie. In this role, he was closely involved in the conceptual development and in the drafting of the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights. Gerald also advised the senior leadership of the United Nations in the Executive Office of the Secretary General in New York, focusing on SDGs and ESG issues. He left the public service in late 2015 to found Pluto.
Gerald serves in his personal capacity on advisory boards of various organizations and companies such as the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, the pharmaceutical supply chain initiative, Candriam, a leading European asset management company and until 2017 on the Governing Board of ACCESS Facility.
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