Dr Simon Zadek is Chief Executive of the AccountAbility, the pre-eminent international professional institute committed to promoting accountability for sustainable development. He sits on the Board\'s, Advisory Council\'s and Knowledge Networks of the Global Alliance for Workers and Communities, the State of the World\'s Commission for Globalisation, the ILO\'s World Commission on the Social Dimensions of Globalisation, and the UN Commission for Social Development Expert Group on CSR.. He has until recently represented AccountAbility on the Steering Committee of the Global Reporting Initiative and Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, and previously was the Development Director of the New Economics Foundation, and founding Chair of the Ethical Trading Initiative. He was recently named as one the World Economic Forum\'s \"Global Leaders for Tomorrow\" for 2003.
He has extensive experience working as advisor and mentor to, and external reviewer of textiles and apparel, mining and energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and finance sector businesses in Europe, the USA and Africa, as well as working on sustainable development issues with development and human rights NGOs, and international agencies and governments.
He has authored, co-authored, and co-edited numerous publications, including most recently, The Civil Corporation: the New Economy of Corporate Citizenship (Earthscan, 2001), Corporate Responsibility and the Competitive Advantage of Nations (AccountAbility/The Copenhagen Centre, 2002), Third Generation Corporate Citizenship: Public Policy and Business in Society (AccountAbility/Foreign Policy Centre, 2001), Conversations with Disbelievers: Encouraging Increased Business Social Engagement, and Business Partners for Development: Endearing Myths, Enduring Truths (BPD, 2002), and The Economics of Utopia: the Democratisation of Scarcity (Avebury, 1994).