Business and Human Rights Series
Together with the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association’s Center for Human Rights, we have been conducting events in the D.C. area to raise awareness in the business and legal communities about the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, discuss key business and human rights issues, and showcase efforts to promote responsible business conduct.
A panel of experts examined the role of trade associations in promoting human rights, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Speakers offered insights and expertise on the National Action Plan to promote responsible business conduct expertise, specifically regarding the NAP development process, its outcomes, and next steps to implement the plan.
Experts addressed human rights issues related to climate change, as well as the assessment of companies' risks regarding climate change.
Panelists explored whether the era of impunity for corruption and widespread human rights violations was coming to an end.
Panelists examined trends and recurring challenges associated with the responsibility of business enterprises to respect human rights. Attendees also received training on integrating human rights into business operations and practices.
Corporate, government and civil society representatives discussed Mega Sporting Events, including bidding processes, sponsorships, and the human rights implications of these events.
Experts shared their insights into the lifted economic sanctions on resource-rich Burma, as well as how the Reporting Requirements guide companies and their attorneys in assessing and managing the risks that accompany new investment in Burma.
In this book talk, Christine Bader shared her experiences with British Petroleum (BP) and her work alongside Professor John Ruggie during the development of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Legal practitioners in the field of business and human rights and corporate social responsibility discussed lessons learned on how companies can successfully develop human rights policies.
Panelists shared insights about impediments in implementing the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, corporate best practices for human rights, and the likely impact the Guiding Principles will have in the years to come.