Simon Billenness founded and led the New England Burma Roundtable from 1994 to 2006. He co-authored and organized the successful grassroots lobbying for the passage of the Massachusetts Burma Law and has helped foster many Free Burma groups throughout the country. He currently serves as Co-chair of the U.S. Campaign for Burma.
Simon Billenness worked from 1991 to 2002 for Trillium Asset Management, a socially responsible investment firm where he specialized in shareholder activism principally on issues of human rights. From 2002 to 2006, he worked as Senior Policy Advisor for Corporate Engagement at Oxfam America. He is currently Senior Advisor for Special Projects and Shareholder Advocacy at the Office of Investment of the AFL-CIO. 
Resources and articles
- John Stauber, The Progressive Movement is a PR Front for Rich Democrats, March 15, 2013, CounterPunch.