HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts Episode 4: Meeting the Standard: What Does Adequate Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Look Like in Practice?
Date: 1 October 2020
Time: 11.00-12.30 BST
Developments around mandatory human rights due diligence laws are multiplying across Europe, and increasingly include climate change impacts within their scope. As a result, companies, regulators, judges, legal advisors, civil society and the public are asking what the legal implications of these due diligence laws will be for companies relating to their climate change impacts.
In this webinar series of the newly established BIICL Human Rights Due Diligence Forum, the discussion will turn on the nature of due diligence as a legal standard of care, how this can be applied in relation to climate change, and what the practical implications for companies are likely to be.
Once a mandatory human rights due diligence law is adopted, corporate decision-makers, regulators, judges, legal advisers and potential claimants will need to consider what kind of practical steps are expected from the company with respect to its climate change impacts in order to meet the relevant legal standard.
This panel will focus on which steps companies could take to meet a legal standard to undertake human rights due diligence for their climate change impacts. The speakers will provide practical examples from their experience of working with and advising business on their due diligence practices in various contexts.
- Nabylah Abo Dehman, UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
- Manson Gwanyanya, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
- Xiaohui Liang, Peking University International Law Institute
- Jason Reeves, Zelle LLP
- Catie Shavin, Global Business Initiative (GBI)
- Deepa Sutherland, Zelle LLP
- Joseph Wilde-Ramsing, OECD Watch, Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)
- Colleen Theron, Ardea International.