Gabriella Rigg Herzog

Gabriella Rigg Herzog

VP, Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs
Tel: 212.703.5056

Gabriella Rigg Herzog joined the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) in 2017 as Vice President for Corporate Responsibility & Labor Affairs. In this role, she leads USCIB’s policy work and international engagement on responsible business conduct, including corporate responsibility, human rights, labor and employment issues, and corporate governance, and she also co-lead’s USCIB’s sustainability practice. Additionally, Ms. Herzog serves as an industry representative on advisory boards of the U.S. Departments of State, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the International Labor Organization (ILO), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Before joining USCIB, Ms. Herzog worked for 10+ years advancing trade, development, human rights, and sustainability in the public and private sectors. At Hess Corporation, she served as Senior Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility, where she led the development and integration of key ESG policies into enterprise management systems in collaboration with cross-discipline peers. Prior to Hess, Ms. Herzog served as Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, where she led the global CSR policy and program practice, and she also served as an International Program Officer in the U.S. Department of Labor’s International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) where she supported the enforcement of the labor chapters of U.S. Free Trade Agreements and the implementation of labor ministry capacity building programs.

Ms. Herzog earned her BA (cum laude) from Northeastern University, her Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and has been a First Mover Fellow” of The Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program since 2014. The daughter of a Venezuelan immigrant, Ms. Herzog is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and now lives with her family in the New York City metropolitan area.

Recent Articles by Gabriella

USCIB Urges Governments to Strengthen Capacity to Protect Human Rights (11/11/2020) - The United Nations held a sixth special session of the Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG) October 26-30 to negotiate a proposed legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights. USCIB, through its  observatory status in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), was represented by members of its Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs team, notably Vice President Gabriella Rigg Herzog and Assistant Policy and Program Manager Daniella Goncalves. Other participants this year included sixty-seven governments (down from eighty-nine in 2019), as well as other civil society organizations.
Diversity in the Workplace Amid Topics at Annual Engaging Business Forum (10/14/2020) - USCIB co-organized the twelfth annual Engaging Business Forum on Human Rights on October 7, however due to COVID-19 precautions, the usual two-day forum was condensed into a virtual event. Hosted by The Coca-Cola Company every year since 2008, the Forum has gathered hundreds of practitioners to discuss leading issues at the intersection of business and human rights. Despite the virtual nature of the forum, this year was no different in terms of interest and engagement by over 500 leading practitioners.
USCIB Submits Comments on USMCA Labor Chapter to US Trade Representative (8/19/2020) - Following the entry into force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on July 1, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has requested comments on the procedures for submissions alleging violations under the Labor Chapter. USCIB and its members have been vocal supporters of the inclusion of a Labor Chapter in the USMCA and its Annex which would increase protections for workers abroad, promote business continuity and encourage efficiency.

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