David Kienzler is an attorney and researcher on issues related to business and human rights and socially responsible investment. Before coming to CCSI he was a J. William Fulbright – Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellow working as a Special Assistant in Malawi’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining. His focus was on policy, regulation and contract drafting as the country began to develop its petroleum sector. Prior to that he worked at Conflict Risk Network in Washington, D.C., where he engaged with corporations over their responsibility to respect human rights and led efforts to improve the behavior of resource extractors operating in conflict-affected countries. He has previous human rights experience working in Cameroon and for the International Center for Transitional Justice in South Africa. He received his B.A. and J.D. from New York University and is admitted to practice law in the state of New York.
Areas of interest
oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing