AB InBev Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer John Blood spoke with Ethisphere editor Tyler Lawrence in the leadup to the 2020 United Nations General Assembly, held remotely for the first time in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Blood talks about AB InBev’s role in contributing to international sustainability and anti-corruption efforts, the value of the UNGA as a standards-setting body and forum for corporate cooperation, and how that kind of international cooperation helps to reinforce a sense of purpose for AB InBev’s employees.


John Blood is AB InBev’s Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer, as well as the company’s Corporate Secretary. John holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He joined AB InBev’s global legal team in 2009, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, compliance and corporate law. He then served as the head of legal and corporate affairs for the North America Zone and, most recently, as global General Counsel.

Tyler Lawrence is the Executive Editor of Ethisphere Magazine. He oversees the content of the print magazine, Ethisphere’s special reports, and other publications and online content at magazine.ethisphere.com. He may be reached at tyler.lawrence@ethisphere.com.