Sean Lees is a Business and Human Rights Specialist at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Asia/Pacific, serving in this role since 2017. In this capacity, Sean promotes responsible business action in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand. He advises companies on international standards on managing sustainability risks, drafts standard-setting guidance, and promotes policy development at the national levels. Sean joined UNDP in 2007 and worked on human rights and rule of law issues in Asia and the Middle East. Sean also served as a policy officer at the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General in New York City. Prior to his work with the UN, Sean was a legal advisor to both the US Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security.