Maria Anne van Dijk is an independent business and human rights strategist specializing in sustainable banking practices.
Maria Anne has worked in various roles in the financial services industry for over 30 years, focusing on sustainability for ABN AMRO Bank since 2003, including as Global Head of Environmental and Social Risk Advisory and Monitoring. In that role, she developed ABN AMRO’s human rights program, which became one of the pillars of the bank’s sustainability policy. She also pioneered an award-winning project with the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, the University of Amsterdam and the Public Prosecution office, which utilizes bank data to detect human trafficking activities.
Maria Anne is a member of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Committee of the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV). She co-authored Banks and Human Trafficking: Rethinking Human Rights Due Diligence.