Nomogaia is a nonprofit research organization focused on business and human rights. We draw on diverse backgrounds and skillsets to produce reports and tools that can serve as examples of human rights due diligence and approaches.

Leadership

Kendyl Salcito

Executive Director

Kendyl Salcito developed her expertise in human rights and business as a foreign reporter in Southeast Asia and North America. She has advised industry groups on corporate human rights performance and contributed to the development of the UN’s Guidance Principles for Human Rights and Business. Outside of NomoGaia, she writes research notes for CO2 Scorecard and conducts corporate HRIAs for environmental consulting firm NewFields. She holds a PhD from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Epidemiology, an MA in Journalism from the University of British Columbia and a BA in History from Princeton University.

salcito@nomogaia.org

Mark Wielga

Director

Mark Wielga is a Director of Nomogaia, a non-profit think-tank devoted business and human rights. He has over twenty years direct experience with human rights in action. He has managed and performed human rights impact assessments on large footprint corporate projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He has worked with transnational corporations to design and implement corporate human rights policies as well as emergency responses to urgent human rights controversies. He has taught, lectured and published on human rights and corporate social responsibility in universities and institutions around the world. Mr. Wielga is a lawyer licensed in the United States and his extensive international legal experience informs his human rights work.

wielga@nomogaia.org

Elizabeth Wise

Director

Elizabeth Wise has been publicly advocating for human rights protection for nearly two decades, both as a journalist and as a public relations consultant. Writing for the Economist, Financial Times, AP and Reuters, human rights were central in her work in conflict zones. Wise has tackled such critical issues as the Rwanda genocide, the creation of the WTO, and peace talks in the Sudan. Since 2004, she has been working with multinational corporations to examine their workplace and community policies for responsible solutions to complex social issues. She has lived and worked in Europe, Africa and the U.S. and speaks fluent French and Italian.

wise@nomogaia.org

Researchers

Margarita Parejo

Access to Remedy Researcher

Margarita Parejo has over ten years of experience in human rights due diligence, implementation of responsible business conduct standards, public consultation and stakeholder engagement. For almost three years, she has served as a senior researcher at Colombian think-and-do-tank Fundación Ideas para la Paz (FIP), coordinating human rights due diligence processes. Margarita is currently working as collaborator on NomoGaia’s Accountability and Remedy Project. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

margarita@nomogaia.org

Amaia Nichols

John G Ruggie Memorial Fellow

Amaia Nichols is a rising third-year student at the University of Denver Law School, specializing in Constitutional Rights and International Law. Amaia graduated from Washington State University, cum laude, with a B.A. in International Political Science and a double minor in Comparative Ethnic Studies and Philosophy. She studied internationally in Spain and previously worked for Swisslog Healthcare on data privacy compliance. She plans to pursue a career in international human rights.

nichols@nomogaia.org

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NomoGaia’s mission is to promote respect for human rights

The cornerstones of human rights are dignity and equality, and a core principle is inclusion. We have always held that our research and methodologies in human rights should never adversely affect the rights of the people we engage in our work. The same holds true for people we employ to conduct that work.

Diversity, equality and inclusion are imperative both to assure that we are a rights-respectful organization and to empower us to do our best possible work. Diversity strengthens analysis. A workforce of diverse gender, race, ethnicity, religion, geography, sexuality and languages empowers us to more holistically understand human rights and drive respectful treatment.