Sean Kelly, Managing Director (London)

Sean Kelly is located in our London office and serves as the Managing Director of Trubshaw Cumberlege.  Sean brings a wide variety of security, non-profit, and stakeholder engagement experience to Trubshaw Cumberlege. Sean originally conceived and founded Kariega Project, NPC, a thriving non-profit in South Africa that implements a unique and effective development model to help communities leverage the resources they have to gain the financing and services they need to thrive. While growing Kariega Project, Sean also served as the Stakeholder Engagement Advisor to the Kenton-on-Sea chamber of commerce in South Africa. In this capacity, Sean helped the Chamber of Commerce rehabilitate its relationship with several key stakeholders, resulting in enhanced collaboration between the Chamber, local government, civic organisations, and the non-profit sector. Prior to that, Sean served as an independent political risk and security consultant, providing services to large oil and gas in challenging environments like Libya, South Sudan, and Iraq. Sean also spent 8 years serving as an officer in the British Army. His time in the Army saw him serve multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Sean's experience in conflict and post-conflict countries has imbued in him a passion for development and an understanding that, in complex environments, shared value reinforces security and reduces social conflict.  

 

Sean Cumberlege, Director (Denver)

Sean Cumberlege is located in our Denver office and serves as a Director of Trubshaw Cumberlege. Sean brings a wide range of legal and non-profit experience to Trubshaw Cumberlege. Sean co-founded Kariega Project, NPC, a thriving non-profit in South Africa that implements a unique and effective development model. Sean is also an attorney licensed to practice law in Colorado (state and federal court), and has extensive legal experience, including commercial litigation, general liability litigation, environmental law, international law, and corporate social responsibility. Sean is the author of two chapters in a highly regarded legal treatise - The Law of Transnational Business Transactions. One of these chapters addresses corporate social responsibility and the other addresses foreign direct investment. During law school, Sean attended the prestigious Hague Academy of International Law in the Hague, Netherlands. Sean currently serves as a board member of The Ved Nanda Centre for International and Comparative Law. 

Sean is passionate about using his background and ideas to help companies efficiently solve social challenges at their doorsteps to improve stability, increase profitability, and most importantly, create shared value with stakeholders.

 

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Elise Groulx Diggs, BI for Business Integrity & Partners LLC

Elise Groulx Diggs is a Principal of BI for Business Integrity & Partners LLC, a consulting group that offers legal and business advisory services in the field of corporate social and environmental responsibility. Elise recently became an associate tenant at the internationally renowned law firm Doughty Street Chambers in London.

Elise is an internationally renowned human rights lawyer who advises corporations and civil society organizations in the emerging field of business and human rights. A career criminal defence attorney based in Washington DC, she supports business corporations in conducting human rights due diligence and advises on issues arising at the nexus between private business and public international law. She has expertise in assessing the legal risks of corporations with exposure to conflict-affected regions, whether through a direct business presence or relationships with supply chain partners, and has advised Fortune 500 companies on these issues. She has organized international conferences and lectured on human rights and international law in countries around the world, addressing audiences of legal practitioners, corporate decision-makers, NGOs, and governments. 

Click here to review Elise's profile at Doughty Street Chambers. 

 

Lew Diggs, BI for Business Integrity & Partners LLC

Lew Diggs is a Principal of BI for Business Integrity & Partners LLC, a consulting group that offers legal and business advisory services in the field of corporate social and environmental responsibility. 

Lew is a senior strategy consultant with expertise in the fields of scenario planning and public policy development, working with business and professional leaders to articulate high-impact visions, strategies and policy proposals. He offers expert advice to corporations seeking to manage risk and craft sustainable business strategies in the emerging field of business and human rights. He has advised leaders in the private, public and non-profit sectors and has 30 years of experience in the business world, gained mainly in the finance, banking and information technology sectors. For more than 15 years, he has worked with legal NGOs in the field of International Criminal Law, human rights and transitional justice and has collaborated both with a multinational corporation and military counterinsurgency experts to assess the risks of operating in the economies of fragile states and conflict- prone regions. 

 
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