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Dr. Catherine Benoit Norris has over 10 years of experience in sustainability research and global compliance. She co-created the first database for Social LCA, the Social Hotspots Database used by 200 organizations including Google, Volkswagen, Arcelor Mittal, BASF and BMW. She directed and coordinated research for leading sustainability centers (CIRAIG, The Sustainability Consortium). She assesses supply chain social impacts, conducts human rights due diligence and advises strategic management and engagement with global corporations in several sectors. Catherine also has years of deep engagement and expertise in international sustainability initiatives involving external stakeholders (GSCP, SPLC, GISR, SAC, UNEP Life Cycle Initiative). Catherine teaches about social responsibility in product supply chains at Harvard Extension school. She is the lead editor of the Guidelines for S-LCA that were published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Life Cycle Initiative in May 2009.