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Harris Gleckman

Harris Gleckman is Senior Fellow and New York representative of the Institute for Environmental Security and Principal of Benchmark Environmental Consulting. He is currently Project Manager of the IES project on Global Policy Coherence and Policy Advisor for the IES Pathfinder Programme.

From 1986 to 1993 he was Chief, Environment Unit, UN Centre on Transnational Corporations. In 1993 he co-founded Benchmark Environmental Consulting which has undertaken global environmental consulting projects for the IFC, the North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation, and the European Environmental Bureau.

From 1998 to 2003 he was Programme Officer, Financing for Development, UN/DESA where he played an important role in the organisation of the International Conference on Financing for Development in 2002.

From 2003 to 2006 he served as head of UNCTAD's New York Office.

He has been an advisor to governments in the preparatory process for the new UN Peacebuilding Commission, and has written extensively on transnational environmental management.

He is currently also the co-ordinator for the UNU-UNCTAD book on the rule of law and corporate social responsibility in zones of conflict.

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