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Malin Oud

Head of Stockholm office
Human Rights
Raoul Wallenberg Institute


 Malin Oud is head of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s Stockholm office and Team Leader, Economic Globalisation and Human Rights. She has more than 15 years’ experience of policy dialogue, development cooperation and engagement with the business sector on human rights. In 2011-2016, Malin Oud was the founder and managing director of Tracktwo, a consultancy specialised in sustainable development, corporate responsibility and human rights; and worked strategically and operationally with human rights due diligence, social impact assessments, evaluations, stakeholder dialogue, policy briefs, programme development  and training for companies, government authorities, academic institutions, and international organisations and NGOs. She was head of RWI’s Beijing Office from 2001 to 2009, and has worked as a consultant, programme manager and adviser to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations Development Programme, the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and the Institute for Human Rights and Business. Malin Oud is Research Fellow at the Institute for Human Rights and Business, Member of The Swedish Society for International Affairs (the parent body of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs), Advisor at The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, and Member of the Board of Directors of Sweden-China Trade Council, where she also serves as Chairperson of Sweden-China Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Business. She is a regular conference speaker, moderator, and commentator in Swedish media. She studied Chinese language, Chinese law and international human rights law in Lund, Kunming, and London, and has an MA in International Development from Melbourne University.

Research Interest

 Business and Human Rights


  • Sweden-China Dialogue on CSR Faces New Challenges (2012) Oxford Analytica policy brief

  • New Citizens, Service Providers and Policy Entrepreneurs: The Role and Impact of Civil Society Organisations on Development and Reform in China (2014) Briefing paper for the Europe China Research and Advice Network

  • The Corporate Responsibility to Respect in China and Globally (2014)

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