"Climate justice and business: Human rights from the frontlines to Paris"

The 6th annual event in the Mary Robinson Speaker Series on Business & Human Rights in New York City was held on September 23, 2015 at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

Read Mary Robinson's keynote speech

Watch the event videos here!

Event attendees respond: "What is the most important thing business can do for climate justice?"

Welcome by Lawrence Moss (Director, Hunter College Human Rights Program); introduction of Mary Robinson (President, Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice); and welcome video by Mary Robinson

Keynote speech by Mary Robinson, delivered by Heather Grady, Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

  Performance of "TIC TOC" by the Earth Guardians' Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Itzcuauhtli Martinez and Jazzie

Jacqui Patterson, Director of the Environmental and Climate Justice Program with NAACP, on the impacts of climate change on minority communities in the USA.

Jim Clarken, CEO of Oxfam Ireland, on the climate justice responsibilities of food & beverage companies

John Church, Senior Vice President for Supply Chain at General Mills, on the company's climate commitments

Marcela Manubens, Vice President, Global Social Impact, Unilever, on the combined challenges of human trafficking and climate change

Marco Simons, Legal Counsel, EarthRights, on the need for remedy for the human rights harms of climate change











Panel discussion and audience Q&A, with respondent interventions by Ed Cameron, Managing Director, BSR, and Dymphna Van der Lans, CEO, Clinton Climate Initiative