In January 2012, a Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB) was established as a subcommittee to the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. The SAB promotes and facilitates the implementation of the OECD Guidelines and encourages the use of the NCP Specific Instance process as a means to resolve disputes and promote responsible business conduct (RBC). The SAB is composed of leaders from business, labor, civil society, and academia.

The SAB currently consists of:


  • Evelyn Aswad, University of Oklahoma
  • Lance Compa, Cornell University
  • Ben Davis, United Steelworkers Union, Civil Society Vice Chair
  • Jonathan Drimmer, Barrick Gold
  • Brian Finnegan, AFL-CIO
  • Eric Gottwald, International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF)
  • Trevor Gunn, Medtronic Inc.
  • Owen Herrnstadt, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
  • Gabriella Rigg Herzog, United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
  • Sarah McGrath, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable
  • Ariel Meyerstein, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability Program, Citibank, Business Vice Chair
  • Kindra Mohr, Accountability Counsel
  • Faris Natour, Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
  • Katie Shay, Yahoo
  • Genevieve Taft-Vazquez, The Coca-Cola Company

Stakeholder Advisory Board Terms of Reference

In February, 2014, the SAB issued a written report including more than 50 recommendations for the USNCP. In November 2016, the U.S. NCP issued a response to the SAB noting the completion of 99% of the recommendations in the 2014 report.

U.S. Department of State

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