The business of tomorrow is one that is human rights proactive, not reactive.

The future belongs to those who can bring things back to the human level – ensuring people come first, at all levels of the business.

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We are Human Level

An expert advisory firm that empowers forward-looking companies to be human rights confident.

Bridging the gaps in your business

We identify the gaps in your business when it comes to human rights, helping you build bridges between:
Human rights policies and practice on the ground
Headquarter-based workers, country-based workers and community members
Company representatives and external stakeholders
The world of human rights and environmental protection
In short, we help companies forge their own path when it comes to human rights –one that is clear, grounded in best practice, and focused on improving real-life outcomes for people.

Who we are

The Human Level team

Anna Triponel

Founder & Advisor

Maddie Wolberg

Advisor

Ana Maria Uribe

Advisor

Lucy Clitherow

Operations Manager

Our Advisory Partners

We operate an umbrella model, working with the best in the field. We design teams of advisors based on project needs – pulling from our advisors in residence, and our advisory partners. This approach enables us to be nimble and offer the best talent for each and every project.

What our clients say

“Working with Anna, Maddie and the wider team at Human Level has helped us at the Cobalt Institute implement our vision to strive for leadership and a just transition in the minerals sector. Their applied knowledge of the UN Guiding Principles, combined with their insights on the latest direction of travel and hands-on learnings from other sectors equips us to stay ahead of the curve and position our members for success in their quest for respect for people and planet as they power the green economy.”

Susannah McLaren Head of Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability, Cobalt Institute

“Anna and the team’s insights have supported our work, provoked our thinking and connected many dots as we push forward in areas that don’t yet have proven paths. Her skilled facilitation, depth of experience and expertise are a terrific asset.”

Heidi Koester Oliveira Global Director of Social Impact, Mars, Incorporated

“Integrating human rights into impact assessments is challenging work, and Anna and Maddie did an excellent job. At every opportunity, they invited discussion on how the SIA process in Mexico can affect the human rights of people involved. Their assessment of the issues and final report struck the right balance between identifying risks and making practical recommendations that the business could implement.”

Matt King Director, Social Responsibility, Newmont Corporation

“Having worked with Anna over the past decade, I see the unique skill that Anna brings to the table. She understands business deeply. She understands people deeply. Above all Anna understands that change must relate to impact for workers. Anna is one of the most dedicated and strategic people I have ever met. And she draws on her immense knowledge and understanding of human rights and what businesses need to do to create real change within companies.”

Adil Rehman Senior Ethical Trade Manager, ASOS plc

“Through our Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA), we strengthened our knowledge of stakeholder expectations and potential impacts with a specific focus on those that are more vulnerable to impact. We devised an action plan to strengthen how we manage our human rights impacts that builds on our ESIA work, views gathered from a range of functions and lessons learned in resettlement.”

Emmanuel Ato Aubynn Regional Social Responsibility Manager, Newmont Goldcorp Africa Operations

“We gained a much deeper understanding of how our business connects to human rights, beyond our positive contributions, and emerged with strong human rights mitigation measures that build on our existing systems and processes. We regularly meet as a management team to discuss how we build on this human rights impact assessment.”

Sandy Barblett General Manager, Equatorial Palm Oil, Liberia

“Anna is the independent human rights adviser to the Montepuez Ruby Mining operational-level grievance mechanisms and has been tremendously helpful in that capacity and in relation to advising us on ‘soft’ human rights law and industry best practices more generally.”

Toby Hewitt Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Gemfields Group Limited

“I particularly appreciate Anna’s knowledge of lessons learned from other companies undertaking a similar journey, her understanding of business imperatives and ways in which to integrate respect into them, and her understanding of the broader eco-system within which our salient human rights issues sit. She is a forward-looking thinker, suggesting new creative – but also tangible and realistic – approaches to meet our objectives.”

Bérangère Ruchat Chief Sustainability Officer, Richemont

“Through our work with the team at Human Level, we have looked to apply the approach set forth in the UN Guiding Principles to our clients’ investments. Human Level has helped us evolve our approach to human rights and devise creative ways to achieve more positive human rights outcomes as we engage with companies.”

Hannah Shoesmith Director of Engagement, EOS at Federated Hermes, London

“The team at Human Level brings deep expertise on human rights and global standards, while offering unique insights tailored to our company and broader sector, including social sustainability trends and the most up-to-date legislative landscape. Human Level seamlessly brings together different stakeholders’ views and perspectives from inside and outside of our company to help us translate concepts into action.”

Rodolpho Simas Senior Director, Human Rights – Global Impact, CARGILL

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