Rishi Sher Singh

Chief Executive Officer, World of Gears Passionate about making supply chains sustainable, resilient and future-ready. Implementing HRDD for Supply chains in India with extensive experience in engaging with suppliers and rightholders in all major backbone sectors of the economy.

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Rishi is a Business Sustainability specialist with an extensive body of work in supply chain management, implementation of sustainability projects, and manufacturing (automotive & electronics). For over two decades, Rishi has been working on developing innovative business solutions, with a strong commitment towards respecting and promoting human rights in the value chains. People engagement, empathy, an appreciation for the power of collectives, an understanding of cultural sensitivities, and the ability to gather people’s stories, are at the heart of Rishi’s impactful work.

Rishi’s implementation methodology is based on UN Guiding Principles and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs- 1,5,10, 12 & 17). Rishi has delivered multiple Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIA) in India (pharma, tech, engineering & agri sectors) and continues to support our Human Rights Due Diligence initiatives for the UK and EU-based companies. Some of Rishi’s impactful work also includes mapping of the mica supply chain in India, enabling gender equality within factories, and promoting the circular economy. At Hewlett Packard Company (2005-10), Rishi piloted a unique capacity-building model for suppliers and contract manufacturers, which was instrumental in shaping HP’s supplier capability programme.

Over the course of this career, Rishi has directly trained more than 2000 managers and workers on Responsible Business practices and facilitated various multistakeholder forums on business and human Rights in the Electronics sector (India) and the Garments sector (India & Bangladesh).

Rishi holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in International Business from the University of Birmingham (UK). He is also trained in transformative methods by Landmark Education and is a certified project manager from Deloitte

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Perspectives from Asia: Ten Years of Work on Responsible Recruitment, What Have We Learnt and What Do We Need to Change?

25 June 2024, 10:00 AM
Rishi Sher Singh Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna Cindy Berman Aarti Kapoor