We advise businesses on how to incorporate respect for human rights
into their business operations and along their value chains.


We help businesses in various sectors establish effective human rights due diligence processes. We have a strategical approach looking at the corporate structures and policies needed to meet human rights obligations.


Our work is 100% aligned with international human rights standards and frameworks and our services are structured into different product-categories, allowing you to use only those modules that are essential to your unique situation.


We provide effective solutions and action steps tailored to your specific needs. With that we guarantee that you will take your human rights performance to the next level.

Our Services

Consultancy Services

Additional Services

In addition to our consulting work, we operate a full-fledged practice-oriented Think Tank. We focus on current developments in business and human rights, test new solutions and provide a secure space for collaboration between businesses, international organisations, foundations, NGOs and governments. Our goal is to raise awareness and foster the debate on human rights challenges across various sectors.

Meeting your human rights obligations happens faster and more effectively with proper strategic communication. So we work together with Boards, CFOs & CEOs/ CSR-Departments /Compliance--Departments / Communication Managers/ Procurement- and Manufacturing delegates.

We offer trainings on specific topics related to business and human rights. These include e.g. the latest trends and (legal) developments, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Human Rights, Planning and explaining the relevance of a human rights due diligence process for your business, applying digital tools or conducting a human rights risk analysis.


About us

Löning – Human Rights & Responsible Business is an international management consultancy specialized in human rights. We advise businesses on how to incorporate respect for human rights into their business operations and along their value chains.

Specifically, we help our clients establish effective human rights due diligence processes and management systems in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and applicable regulations.

Founded in 2014 by the former Commissioner for Human Rights of the German government Markus Löning, we have an extensive and international network of stakeholder groups and partners, which we leverage to offer practical and innovative solutions to manage the specific human rights risks and impacts of companies operating across industries and geographies.

Team Löning

Markus Löning
Managing Director
Lisa Szeponik
Programme Director
Raquel Althoff
Head of Consulting
Cecilia Barral Diego
Consultant, Legal Expert
Stephanie Borowiec
Senior Consultant
Thao Brinkschulte
Communications Manager
Serra Cremer Iyi
Head of Communications
Alice Homuth
Charles Muller
Partner, Regulatory Expert
Marie Nientiedt
Junior Consultant
Simon Töpfer
Junior Consultant
Claire Treinen
Junior Consultant
Liesbeth Unger
Senior Consultant
If you like to work with us, send us an email with your CV.

Human Rights & SDGs

Why is it important to align business activities with international human rights standards?

How to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

In a globalised world, economic activities are cross-sectorial, intertwined and have a direct impact on the living conditions and the rights of people all over the globe. The human rights references in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development confirms this impact.

The UN has set forth a collection of Sustainable Development Goals (referred to as SDGs) with the goal of providing “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future” *. Understanding the connection of all SDGs to human rights and how they impact your organisation’s operations are critical to your own sustainable success.

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