Stuart is a co-founder of Ergon and has over 30 years’ experience in corporate responsibility research.
Stuart takes a particular interest in:
- enhancing management processes for improving human rights and working conditions
- implementing practical due diligence processes on labour and human rights
- human resource management approaches to improving labour standards
- corporate reporting on labour and human rights
He works with major international institutions and private sector companies, such as the International Finance Corporation, the ILO, IOM, Amazon, Eni, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons and Primark and has delivered projects across East and West Africa, the Arab world, South-East Asia and Europe. Recent assignments have covered industries such as agribusiness, heavy industry, construction and apparel. He has also managed a variety of supply chain human rights risk assessments for various brands and retailers.
Before Ergon Stuart was research director at Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC), where he managed company analysis, proxy voting and shareholder advocacy services on ESG and corporate governance issues for major institutional investors in the UK and USA. He started his career as a researcher with the UK Anti-Apartheid Movement.