Professional Faculty
Center for Responsible Business


Dr. Sanchita Banerjee Saxena holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles and has close to 20 years of experience working on issues related to labor rights in global supply chains, with a special focus on the garment industry in Asia. She is currently a Senior Advisor to Article One, a specialized strategy and management consultancy with expertise in human rights, responsible innovation, and sustainability.

Dr. Saxena is also a professional faculty member at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley where she teaches classes about business, labor and global supply chains. She is also a visiting scholar at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. Dr. Saxena is the editor of Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia: Bangladesh after Rana Plaza (Routledge, 2020), author of Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka: The Labor Behind the Global Garments and Textiles Industries (Cambria Press, 2014), and author of a number of articles, reports, and research briefs.

She is currently a non-resident Research Fellow at the Institute of Human Rights and Business, serves on the BRAC USA Advisory Council, and is a member of the Research Network on Sustainable Global Supply Chains. In the past, she was a Visiting Researcher at the Copenhagen Business School (2023), a practitioner resident at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy (2016), and a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C (2010 and 2014). Dr. Saxena frequently gives invited lectures and publishes commentaries in the popular media. Prior to these roles, she was the Executive Director of the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Business and human rights
  • The garment industry in Asia
  • Labor and global supply chains
  • Policy networks and coalitions
  • Economic and political development in South Asia