Nora Mardirossian

Nora Mardirossian leads the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s work on aligning the food sector with the Sustainable Development Goals. Prior to joining CCSI, they conducted research on responsible business conduct and advised multinational companies on their approaches to meeting international human rights expectations through work at Shift and Triponel Consulting. At the Columbia Water Center, they researched the role of institutional investors in driving ESG reporting, and at Accountability Counsel, they promoted accountability for environmental and human rights impacts in development finance. They also conducted legal research for UN Special Procedures mandates related to sustainable development and for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ business and human rights team. They hold a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in international law from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. They are admitted to the bar in California.