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Erinch currently leads the private sector team at Oxfam Great Britain. Since 2011, Erinch has been working at Oxfam to leverage business to tackle poverty and injustice. His work spans programmes (enterprise development) and campaigns (leading the scoring of food companies in the Behind the Brands campaign). He works directly with companies across sectors to help them understand their poverty impacts and develop new business models.
Erinch's background is in business (Proctor & Gamble), law (Gadens Lawyers) and government (development advisor to Australia's trade negotiation team in Indonesia).He has worked across Asia and Africa, working with development programmes and businesses to to leverage markets to tackle poverty. He regularly lectures on sustainable business at various universities, including Cambridge and.sits on a number of industry-led advisory committees, including the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative and the Global Dairy Agenda for Action. Erinch's academic background is in Law and
As well as blogging for Policy & Practice, Erinch also regularly features as a guest blogger on From Poverty to Power. Recent posts include:
With the release of the latest Behind the Brands report, Erinch Sahan takes us through how the 'Big 10' food and beverage companies have progressed on their social...
Behind the Brands
Business has a key role to play in tackling inequality, but the evidence suggests this isn't happening. Erinch Sahan, Global Adviser on Business and Markets, proposes corporate targets that would...
This week, the UN Private Sector Forum will discuss the role of the private sector in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here Erinch Sahan, Private Sector Policy Adviser,...
With companies seeking to maximise profits to meet investors' expectations, workers in the supply chain lose out and remain trapped in poverty. Erinch Sahan looks at why workers continue to earn...
In February 2013 we launched an ambitious campaign using the power of consumers and investors to hold the world's biggest food and drinks companies to account for what happens in their supply...
With 'Sustainable Food Systems' the theme of this year's World Food Day, Erinch Sahan reminds both governments and private sector investors of their duty to actively support small-scale...
There's an agricultural bonanza happening right now in the developing world. Global partnerships are being struck, key players are being mobilised and grand declarations are being made to change...
As the UK Secretary of State for International Development outlines plans for tackling poverty through growth, we welcome her focus on addressing land and gender injustices.
Private investment can be a potent tool in the fight against poverty, but it needs to be done in the right way. Erinch Sahan outlines what's needed to make private sector investment work for...
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