John Morrison is an author, speaker and advocate. He is the founding Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business ( – a global and impartial ‘think and do tank’ with centres in Myanmar, Kenya and Colombia, as well as a consortium in China. John has given many keynote speeches internationally and advised a broad range of businesses and governments. He was senior advisor to the Danish, Swedish and British governments during their respective presidencies of the European Union and G8, as well as chairing the jury of the Dutch Government's human rights prize in 2013. John is also a member of the UK Foreign Secretary's human rights advisory group. Before joining IHRB as its founding director in 2009, John directed the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights 2003–9, was Head of Global Campaigns and Community Affairs for The Body Shop International Plc and also worked for a number of civil society organisations on the issues of refugee protection, migration and human trafficking during the 1990s. Between 1996–7, John was a Harkness Fellow to the USA. In September 2014, John published his latest book, The Social License: How to keep your organization legitimate (Palgrave MacMillan). John lives on the South Coast of England with his family where he enjoys things completely unrelated to all of the above. You can follow John on Twitter @jomo1966.