Business & Human Rights: The next 5 years

On 16 November 2010 the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre hosted a special panel in London entitled "Business & human rights - The next 5 years".  This was the fourth event in the Sir Geoffrey Chandler Speaker Series.

Full footage of the event on You Tube
(see direct links to individual segments below)

Full footage on Vimeo in one video


An audience of over 200 attended the event held at the Great Room, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).  Following introductory remarks seven panelists, all leaders in their fields, made short presentations about what they see as key business & human rights challenges & opportunities over the next 5 years.  Following are direct links to sections of the event videos:

    • Part 1: Welcome - Chris Marsden, Chair, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre


    • Part 2: Images of victims & positive initiatives to set the scene - Chris Avery, Director, and staff, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre


    • Part 3: Introduction of panelists


    • Part 4: Presentation by Lene Wendland, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights


    • Part 5: Presentation by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chair, Hermes Equity Ownership Services; former Chair of Anglo American, Shell


  • Part 6: Presentation by Charmian Gooch, Co-founder and co-director, Global Witness 

  • Part 7: Presentation by Michael Smyth CBE, Consultant to Clifford Chance; former Head of Public Policy, Clifford Chance

  • Part 8: Presentation by Peter Frankental, Economic Relations Programme Director, Amnesty International UK

  • Part 9: Presentation by Abiola Okpechi, Anglophone Africa Researcher, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

  • Part 10: Presentation by Mauricio Lazala, Senior Researcher, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

For further information & to be informed of future events, contact: Daniel Vince-Archer, Office Administrator & Outreach Coordinator [email protected] +44 020 7636 7774