In 2011, David started working for KAURI, a Belgian multistakeholder, on Corporate Social Responsibility and NGO Accountability, and remained its director until its merge into The Shift. At KAURI he promoted dialogue between different Belgian companies and NGOs through the organisation of more than 30 stakeholder dialogues.
Since 2014 David Leyssens became the Belgian contact person for the United Nations Global Compact Network. This network supports companies to align their strategy and operations with the 10 UN Principles and encourages them to take action to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Before joining Rikolto, David worked at The Shift, first as Co-Executive Director (Jun 2015 – Jun 2017) and thereafter as Network Director (Jun 2017 – Aug 2019). The Shift is a Belgian meeting point for people and organisations wanting to realize the transition to a more sustainable society and economy. This stakeholder coalition meeting point for sustainability, brings together over 400 entities ranging from private companies, NGOs, academic institutions, governmental bodies and other key actors in society. It encourages companies, civil society organisations, academic institutions and governments to collaborate on tackling societal challenges and create shared values.
We are delighted to have him working with us at Rikolto.
Karibu sana David.