Shamistha Selvaratnam

Shamistha Selvaratnam, Gender Benchmark Lead, World Benchmarking Alliance

Shamistha Selvaratnam, Gender Benchmark Lead at the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), works within the social transformation team at the WBA where she engages with the private sector to ensure that human rights and human development are at the core of corporate sustainability action through the development of benchmarks that assess corporate performance in relation to the SDGs.

She currently leads the Gender Benchmark where she focuses on building a movement to incentivize the private sector to drive gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout their entire value chain through engagement with various stakeholders. Before she joined the WBA she worked as a corporate lawyer in Australia where she advised businesses on how to align with international and domestic business and human rights standards.