Meet Chris N. Bayer, PhD -
Chris N. Bayer, PhD

Chris N. Bayer, PhD

Principal Investigator Development International e.V.


Chris Bayer is an international development practitioner and academic with eighteen years of project design and execution experience. As a consultant for Tulane University, he implemented a number of research and capacity building projects, which included in-depth research on human rights and public health issues in agricultural and extractive industries of West Africa and the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Since 2014, he served as a Principal Investigator at International Development e.V., a not-for-profit organization based in Germany specialized in areas where law, business, and development intersect. His research on corporate Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) performance has included conflict minerals (Dodd-Frank Section 1502), modern slavery (California TISC and UK MSA), and most recently EU NFRD studies on Sweden, Germany, and Austria. His general research interests concern the impact of legal instruments that regulate industries in sectors with the greatest ESG impact.

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