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Tennessee Soudain
Co-Head Regulatory Advisory

Tennessee Soudain is the Co-Head of ECOFACT’s regulatory advisory team. She is responsible for helping clients prepare and implement compliance strategies that address sustainable finance and corporate responsibility requirements, especially those related to existing and upcoming human rights obligations.

With a strong interest in human rights, she believes that companies and financial actors have an important role to play in achieving a more sustainable world and economy. Her academic and professional choices have been guided by this conviction.

She completed her law studies (bachelor’s and master’s degrees) at the Universities of Lille and Strasbourg, where she graduated with a doctorate in law. Her Ph.D. examined the human rights responsibilities of companies. She joined ECOFACT after having worked within the legal team of the Swiss Barry Callebaut Group, a global leader in high-quality chocolate and cocoa products.

Policy Outlook
March 13, 2023
Taking Your First Steps to Develop Human Rights Due Diligence Processes

Since the beginning of January 2023, Swiss and German legislation on human rights due diligence have applied to certain companies in these countries.

Policy Outlook
September 9, 2022
Regulators are Intensifying Their Scrutiny of Greenwashing

Regulators are looking closely at financial institutions’ practices and sustainability-related claims.

Policy Outlook
April 22, 2022
Changing tides? – Moving from voluntary to mandatory climate disclosures

March was an exciting month for climate report. Starting out, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published rule amendments that, if adopted, would

Policy Outlook
February 25, 2022
The Proposed Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence in a Nutshell

On February 23, the EU Commission published it long-awaited proposed directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence.

Policy Outlook
August 31, 2021
Enforcement Mechanisms for Due Diligence Obligations

The enforcement of due diligence expectations can happen in different forms. Discover the key trends.

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