Pauline Jerrentrup is a PhD scholar in the Departmet of International Development at the London School of Economics. She is interested in enforceable brand agreements and their potential to improve labour standards in global value chains. Her research focuses on the Dindigul Agreement (incl. H&M, PVH & GAP and a local women-only union in Tamil Nadu, India) and the Lesotho Agreement (incl. Kontoor Brands, Levi’s & Children’s Place and local unions and organisations in Lesotho) that aim at ending GBVH in garment factories. Pauline's PhD project aims to support different stakeholders in channelling their efforts to effectively tackle GBVH and other labour right abuses on production sites. Her PhD is supervised by Naila Kabeer and Sarah Ashwin. She conducted a visiting PhD Fellowship at the ILR Cornell University in Autumn 2023 with sponsorship by Sarosh Kuruvilla.
Prior to Pauline's Ph.D. she developed sustainability strategies as a business consultant for S&Z (Hamburg, Germany) and worked as a research consultant with the LSE and ILO. She graduated as top of class from my MSc. in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship from LSE and hold a BA in International Business from Maastricht University.