Gabriella Rigg Herzog

Gabriella Rigg Herzog

VP, Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs
Tel: 212.703.5056

Gabriella Rigg Herzog is the Vice President, Labor Affairs and Corporate Responsibility. She will work out of the New York office and lead our work on labor and employment policy, corporate responsibility, business and human rights, and corporate governance.

Prior to joining USCIB, Gabriella served as Senior Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Hess Corporation, where she led development and integration of key CSR and human rights governance, employee training and assurance processes into Hess management systems, and provided field-level support for implementation. This industry-leading work reduced operational, financial and reputational risks and contributed to Hess being named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens and Dow Jones Sustainability Index lists.

Prior to her work with Hess, Gabriella served as a Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, where she led the Bureau’s global CSR policy and program practice. She also worked at the U.S. Department of Labor developing and implementing labor cooperation programs to help labor ministries improve enforcement capacity.

Gabriella is a Fellow with The Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program and holds a Certificate of International Business Management from Georgetown University, a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northeastern University.

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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Gabriella’s Committees

hands_and_huddle Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs - The Corporate Responsibility Committee shapes the development of CR principles and increases awareness of business's positive social contributions.

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