Lila Karbassi is Chief of Programmes and member of the Executive Management Committee of the United Nations Global Compact. The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative calling on companies to advance universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ms. Karbassi joined the UN Global Compact in 2005. Over the years, she steered the initiative’s work on environment and climate change and has been responsible for the organization’s participation in key UN conferences. In her current capacity, she oversees the UN Global Compact’s entire work programme on environment, social, governance and finance issues. In 2016, Ms. Karbassi worked in the Secretary General’s office to provide support and advise on business engagement on the SDGs.
Prior to joining the UN Global Compact, Ms. Karbassi help positions on policy regulation at Sanofi-Aventis. She holds a Masters and Doctorate in Biology from the Universities of Grenoble and Paris, France as well as a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy.