Casper  N Edmonds

Casper N Edmonds

Head of Unit, Mining, Manufacturing & Energy, International Labour Organization

During the past seventeen years, Casper has worked for the United Nations and the World Bank Group on some of the most important global development agendas of our time: achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, promoting inclusive and green growth, and advancing decent work. Working in the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Sectoral Policies Department, he coordinates and oversees the ILO's support to governments, employers and workers in addressing employment and labour challenges and opportunities in mining, manufacturing and energy. He is also coordinating the department's work on electronics and e-waste as well as on responsible business conduct and cross-border social dialogue, as part of the ILO's work to promote decent work in global supply chains. As an experienced programme manager, Casper co-led International Finance Corporation's (IFC) Sustainable Investing program as well as its engagement in the IFC-ILO Better Work program - two unique, innovative and successful multi-stakeholder alliances to promote green and inclusive growth. At the outset of his career, he lived in Kathmandu for two years and developed the ILO's first Time-Bound Programme to Combat the Worst Forms of Child Labour. Casper was born in Denmark, holds a British passport and lives in Switzerland.