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Banks and Human Rights Today

9 July | London

Marking ten years since the global financial crisis, a new book: "Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights” by Professor David Kinley investigates the impact the financial system has on human rights. The book explains how to reform finance in ways that will salvage its legitimacy by making finance a friend to human rights, not their enemy.

The purpose of the event is to open a debate about the wider impacts of finance on human rights today; what are its most salient (un)intended consequences, and what can be done to use finance as a force for good for human rights. Professor Kinley will give a short presentation, followed by remarks from distinguished commentators.

This event is organized by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, and kindly hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills


Professor David Kinley, Chair in Human Rights Law at the University of Sydney Law School


Anneliese Dodds, MP & Shadow Treasury Minister, UK

David Pitt-Watson, Ex-Director Hermes, Pembroke Visiting Professor, Judge Business School, Cambridge University

Clare Richards, Programme Manager, ShareAction

Introduction & welcome: Adam Johnson, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Moderator: Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

We hope to see you there! Please RSVP here.