Howard Mann

Dr. Howard Mann is a Senior International Law Advisor for IISD where he specializes in international law relating to investment and sustainable development. From 1999 to 2009, Howard founded and managed IISD’s Investment and Sustainable Development Program. During and since this period, he has worked with colleagues to advise government officials from over 80 developing countries and multiple regional organizations on international investment law issues, investment treaty negotiations, investment contract negotiations in mining and agriculture, and the development of sound domestic investment laws and policies from a sustainable development perspective. Of particular importance to infrastructure and public-private partnerships (PPPs) is Howard’s experience in the interaction of domestic law, international law, investment contracts and international dispute settlement. Risk allocation, and balancing investor interests and the role of investment in supporting inclusive and sustainable development are among the issues where he has particular expertise. He also brings relevant business and human rights experience, including serving as an advisor to the United Nations on the work of Professor John Ruggie, which led to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.