Julie Schindall is Senior Manager for Responsible Sourcing at Levin Sources. She is an experienced human rights professional whose experience combines a focus on policy, strategy and stakeholder dialogue with technical expertise of human rights and responsible business standards and human rights due diligence in global value chains.
Prior to joining Levin Sources in 2022, Julie was Senior Advisor at Shift and, previous to that, Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement at the Responsible Business Alliance. In these roles she provided expert advising, facilitation and training to companies, governments, civil society, trade unions and investors on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, with a particular focus on responsible sourcing, multistakeholder approaches, transparency, and accountability. She believes passionately in the importance of multistakeholder dialogue to address complex business and human rights challenges and has extensive experience facilitating and moderating multistakeholder dialogue in settings of all sizes, including for the German Foreign Office and the UN Development Programme.
Before establishing her focus on business and human rights, Julie worked as a policy, advocacy and communications lead for Oxfam and Save the Children in humanitarian emergencies in Haiti and Somalia. She began her career as an editor and reporter in radio, television and online news, including for National Public Radio in the US. A dual national of the US and Germany, Julie holds degrees in International Relations and Music from Tufts University. She works in English, German and French and is based in Berlin, Germany.