Maria Prandi is a researcher and an external collaborator of the ESADE Institute of Social Innovation since 1999. She coordinates the line of research focusing on Business and Human Rights. She holds an undergraduate degree, a Master and Advanced Studies Diploma (DEA) in International Relations. She has published several articles and papers in this field, including the Practical Guide on Human Rights for Companies. She has also worked as a consultant on human rights issues for NGOs, governments and private sector organisations and, since 1999, has developed a line of work within the framework of various United Nations human rights organisms. She is the founder of businessandhumanrights.es.