USCIB has announced that after nearly eight years of outstanding leadership, Executive Director for Global Public Policy at The Walt Disney Company Laura Chapman Rubbo is stepping down from the chairmanship of USCIB’s Corporate Responsibility & Labor Affairs Committee (CR/LA).
One of the leading global practitioners in the fields of Corporate Responsibility, Labor, and Responsible Business Conduct, Rubbo has held the Committee’s Chairperson role for over seven years and served as its Vice Chair for two years as well. As an ambassador for the profession, Rubbo has constantly driven improvements and innovations in the social compliance programs of some of the world’s largest companies and across high impact industries.
“Laura’s insights and experience have served the Committee and our Members,” said USCIB Vice President for Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs Gabriella Rigg Herzog. “She has strengthened our engagement with key multilateral bodies like the International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as well as important U.S. Government Agencies like the Departments of State and Labor, the United States Trade Representative and the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Geneva. Understanding first-hand the importance of stakeholder engagement and collaboration, Laura has also meaningfully advanced USCIB’s alliance building with its employer peers around the world via our unique global affiliations – the International Organization of Employers (IOE), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and Business at OECD.”
“I remain so impressed by the sophistication and depth with which USCIB helps member companies engage in critical international policy discussions related to corporate responsibility and international labor affairs,” said Rubbo. “Their global network is unparalleled. I’ve also been so enriched by the collaboration with committee staff and members, who are some of the world’s leading experts on corporate responsibility. I will continue to be an ardent supporter and cheerleader of USCIB’s work in this arena.”
USCIB expresses its sincere appreciation to Laura Rubbo for her years of service. We also welcome David Barnes of IBM and Tam Nguyen of Bechtel as Co-Chairs of the USCIB Corporate Responsibility & Labor Affairs Committee.