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October 10, 2019


Head of Sector Projects,

Responsible Business Conduct Unit, OECD

Tyler Gillard is the Head of Sector Projects and Senior Legal Adviser in the Responsible Business Conduct Unit of the OECD’s Investment Division. He leads the OECD’s work on due diligence in the financial, textiles, mining & metals, oil & gas and agriculture sectors. Tyler joined the OECD in 2009 to lead the multi-stakeholder negotiation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.

He has since overseen the development of the OECD-FAO Guidance on Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains, the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractive Sector, the OECD Guidance on Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment & Footwear Sector and OECD best practice papers on due diligence in various financial products and services. He currently leads OECD efforts to develop a general Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct, relevant for all sectors of the economy. As part of the OECD’s implementation of these sectoral due diligence instruments, Tyler works closely with governments, the private sector and civil society to integrate these standards into relevant international processes, national laws, industry programmes and business practice.

Before joining the OECD, Tyler was a fellow in international law at Columbia Law School where he worked with the Human Rights Institute and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment on responsible business conduct, international investment law and transparency in the extractive industry. He has an LL.M. from Columbia Law School and an LL.B. from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

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