Tributes to Sir Geoffrey Chandler, 1922-2011
Sir Geoffrey Chandler, a pioneer in the field of business & human rights, sadly passed away on 7 April 2011. This page contains tributes to Sir Geoffrey and his work, as well as information about the annual Sir Geoffrey Chandler Speaker Series.
Tribute to Sir Geoffrey Chandler, Lord Joffe, 17 Nov 2011
Sir Geoffrey Chandler, 1922-2011, Rory Sullivan, 12 Apr 2011
A personal tribute to Sir Geoffrey Chandler [DOC], Chris Marsden, 11 Apr 2011
Sir Geoffrey Chandler obituary, Peter Mason, Guardian (UK), 10 Apr 2011
Sir Geoffrey Chandler, 1922-2011, John Elkington, 8 Apr 2011
Tribute to Sir Geoffrey Chandler, 1922-2011 [PDF], Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, 8 Apr 2011
Sir Geoffrey Chandler's death, Amnesty International UK, 8 Apr 2011
A Tribute to Sir Geoffrey Chandler
Sir Geoffrey Chandler speaker series
In 2007 Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launched the annual Sir Geoffrey Chandler Speaker Series in London. Following is a list of each keynote speaker; click the link for further details, including the text, audio or video of the speeches.
Sir Geoffrey Chandler Speaker Series (London)
2007: Sir Geoffrey Chandler "Business & human rights: Reflections on Progress made and challenges ahead"
2008: Jody Kollapen "Human rights and business: South Africa and beyond"
2009: Paul Hoffman & Martyn Day "Human rights lawsuits against companies - our experiences with victims, their families and businesspeople"
2010: Panellists: Lene Wendland, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Charmian Gooch, Michael Smyth CBE, Peter Frankental, Abiola Okpechi, Mauricio Lazala "Business & Human Rights: The next 5 years"
2012: to be announced
The Speaker Series was named after Sir Geoffrey Chandler for 3 reasons:
1. Sir Geoffrey was a pioneer in the field of business & human rights, and a passionate advocate of the importance of human rights for the private sector.
2. He thought the most productive discussions came about when you brought a diverse audience into the same room – business people, NGOs, governments and others. That is the philosophy of the Speaker Series.
3. Sir Geoffrey did not want discussions about business & human rights to just reflect the status quo. He wanted substantive discussions that moved forward the debate – that is the purpose of the Speaker Series.
Related stories and components
Author: Chris Marsden
[I]n the mid-1990s, when...[Sir Geoffrey Chandler] was pioneering the Amnesty Business Group, I remember attending several conferences and business school seminars where he spoke, again always passionately, about the purpose of business being to create...