ANTHONY EWING

A lawyer, consultant and teacher, Anthony Ewing counsels senior executives on corporate responsibility, crisis management and communication strategy.

As a Senior Advisor at Logos Consulting Group and the Logos Institute, Anthony has advised clients in a range of industries, including healthcare, technology, financial services, energy and manufacturing. Anthony’s corporate responsibility practice helps companies to engage stakeholders, conduct due diligence, and implement policies and programs that effectively manage the risk of adverse human rights impacts. He has developed enterprise-wide crisis management programs for global Fortune 500 companies and prepared senior executives for high profile communications. Anthony also advises nonprofits on strategic planning, board relations, and strategic communication.

Anthony teaches a graduate seminar on corporate responsibility at Columbia Law School. His writing and research examines corporate human rights programs and corporate responsibility best practices. Anthony has served as an independent corporate responsibility expert for the International Labour Organization and is a member of the United Nations Global Compact Human Rights and Labour Working Group. He is a co-founder of the Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum, a platform for collaboration among teachers worldwide.

As a managing director of the consulting firm Clark & Weinstock from 1995 to 2002, Anthony advised leading companies on public affairs strategies, strategic and crisis communications, and media and investor relations.

In the nonprofit sector, Anthony has worked with the World Conference of Religions for Peace, the International League for Human Rights, Physicians for Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and an international development organization in Central America.

Anthony holds a B.A. in political science from Yale University and a law degree from Columbia University, where he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. He is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey.

Teaching Business and Human Rights Handbook: Teaching Note: Introducing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum)

2016 | Anthony Ewing is editor of the online Teaching Business and Human Rights Handbook, an initiative that seeks to promote business and human rights education by providing resources for teaching the most common business and human rights topics. His Note on the UN Guiding Principles was the first published topic.


Mandatory Human Rights Reporting in Business and Human Rights: From Principles to Practice

April 2016 | Logos Senior Fellow Anthony Ewing surveys corporate human rights reporting requirements worldwide in a chapter he contributed to Business and Human Rights: From Principles to PracticeDorothée Baumann-Pauly and Justine Nolan, eds., an interdisciplinary textbook published in 2016 by Routledge.


United Nations Global Compact: “Integrating Human Rights Into Crisis Planning”

November 2015 | Anthony Ewing identifies best practices for integrating human rights into corporate crisis planning in a Good Practice Note published by the United Nations Global Compact.

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Journal of Human Rights: “A Review of Responsibility for Human Rights: Transnational Corporations in Imperfect States by David Karp”

June 2015 | Anthony Ewing reviews Responsibility for Human Rights, in which David Jason Karp draws upon moral philosophy and international relations theory to evaluate theories for assigning responsibility for human rights to transnational corporations.

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Lawyers for Better Business: “Putting Business and Human Rights in Context”

August 2014 | Anthony Ewing reviews Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights Impacts, a timely contribution from the American Bar Association that illuminates these issues, surveys the current legal landscape surrounding business and human rights, and offers indications of where the field may be headed.

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Business & Human Rights Resource Centre: “What Executives Need to Know (And Do) About Human Rights”

February 2013 |  Relatively few companies have human rights in their corporate vocabulary, but that is changing thanks to the UN Framework and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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Institute for Human Rights and Business: “Teaching Business and Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities”

October 2011 |  As demand for university and professional business and human rights education grows worldwide, individuals teaching the subject face common challenges and opportunities.

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Corporate Responsibility in Reputation Management

November 2010 | Reputation management is the most important theme in public relations and corporate communication today. John Doorley and Helio Fred Garcia argue that most CEOs don’t actually pay much heed to reputation and this is to their peril.


CSR Journal: “Maturing Multi-Stakeholder Programs”

January 2009 | As the corporate responsibility field matures, many of these multi-stakeholder programs are struggling to remain relevant. Initial successes have been followed by substantial challenges. Stakeholders are questioning programs over the scope of their mandates, participation levels, and accountability and governance mechanisms. Some multi-stakeholder efforts face credibility and sustainability concerns with the potential to scuttle the programs altogether.


Stanford Social Innovation Review: “Dropping the Ball”

September 2008 | Nike announced it would terminate its contract with Saga Sports . . . call[ing] into question the effectiveness of the Soccer Ball Project. . . . My assessment . . . reveals three reasons why the initially successful project is now endangered . . .


Strategy and Leadership: “CEO Advisory: Protecting Corporate Reputation in Mass Litigation”

June 2008 | For the June/July2008 issue of Strategy & Leadership, Helio Fred Garcia and Anthony Ewing collaborated on a CEO Advisory on mass litigation. Even a company with a strong brand, clear strategy, and respected leadership team may suffer significant reputational harm if it mishandles mass litigation…


The Journal of Corporate Citizenship: “The Cocoa Industry and Child Labour”

June 2005 | Reports of forced child labour on the cocoa farms of Côte d’Ivoire surfaced in 2000 and quickly became an important business issue for a number of prominent companies.


Revista del Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos: “Can the private sector promote human rights in the coffee sector?” (Spanish)

June 2004 | Business and Human Rights: Can the Private Sector Promote Human Rights in the Coffee Sector?

Anthony Ewing

@anthonyewing

RT @clshumanrights: HRI's @JoAnnKWard & @BenjamHoffman call on Ben & Jerry’s to stop abuses in its supply chain https://t.co/EoV0TzYhBC

RT @globalcompact Take action + commit to make #bizhumanrights part of mgmt education. Sign the letter: https://t.co/Lp9qpPadom… #TeachBHR

Thanks to all participants in the #TeachBHR.org Workshop @Columbia. Many innovative approaches to teaching #bizhumanrights. @BHRRC

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