Born in Brazil to European parents, Deborah has lived and worked in Europe and the U.S. and has travelled extensively throughout Latin America, and Asia. Her global perspective makes her a sought after expert in corporate responsibility.
Deborah advises companies, governments, and UN agencies on corporate responsibility (CR) issues. She has counseled leading multinational companies on strategic and supply chain issues, as well as a wide range of CR initiatives, including the UN’s Global Compact, the Global Reporting Initiative, the UN Environment Programme, the Human Rights Impact Assessment, and Social Accountability International. She serves as a member of several boards including the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investment for Aviva plc in the UK and the Center for Ethics at Manhattanville College, USA. She has served on the International Board of Advisors of Instituto Ethos in Brazil.
Deborah is the author of The Corporate Responsibility Code Book (Greenleaf, 2010), and co-author of Creating Social Value (Greenleaf, 2014), Living Corporate Citizenship (FT, 2002) and Corporate Citizenship: Successful Strategies of Responsible Companies, (FT, 1998). Her books have been translated into Portuguese, French, Korean, and Chinese. As a teacher at Hult Business School, Babson, and Simmons College, Deborah is deeply passionate about preparing the next generation of leaders in the field.