As a Senior Associate at Article One, Taylor supports the human rights, responsible innovation, and social impact teams, with an overarching focus on delivering client projects that drive transformative change across a range of sectors and industries. She brings seven years of experience in stakeholder engagement, corporate accountability, and access to remedy.
Taylor began her career as an intern at the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre where she supported web-based advocacy initiatives to secure migrant worker rights and enforce corporate compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act. She subsequently joined the London-based consultancy, Corporate Citizenship, to advise Fortune 500 companies on human rights due diligence reporting and ESG ratings and rankings. Within this role she also conducted materiality assessments, drafted sustainability reports and developed human rights policies for clients in the technology, food and beverage, agriculture, construction and pharmaceutical sectors.
In 2018, Taylor transitioned to the development finance sector, starting with the accountability mechanism of the International Finance Corporation, where she worked with accredited mediators to address and resolve grievances raised by communities affected by projects in Asia, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Central Europe. She then joined the accountability mechanism of the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development where she analyzed project-related complaints from vulnerable peoples, facilitated collaboration with civil society stakeholders, and managed compliance reviews to ascertain bank compliance with institutional environmental and social policies.
Prior to joining Article One, Taylor was a Social Specialist at the US International Development Financial Corporation, where she analyzed and safeguarded $1 billion in development financing from adverse labor and human rights risks in alignment with US foreign policy objectives, the IFC Performance Standards and the ILO Standards.
Taylor holds a Master of International Affairs in Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. in Peace, War and Defense from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.