Salil Tripathi has long standing experience in advancing the business and human rights agenda. He is Director – Emerging Issues at the Institute for Human Rights and Business in London. As a researcher at Amnesty International (1999–2005) he participated in negotiations that created the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and represented Amnesty in the Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights process from its inception until 2008. As senior policy adviser at International Alert (2006–2008) he played a key role in the process that developed the Red Flags initiative. He sits on the external advisory corporate citizenship panels of GE and Exxon. He has been a trustee of English PEN and is writing a book on the Bangladesh war of liberation in 1971.