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9 Nov 2015

ASEAN CSR Network & Singapore Management University

Post-event Summary: Implementing the UN Guiding Principles in Business and Human Rights (Kuala Lumpur)

“Implementing the UN Guiding Principles in Business and Human Rights”, November 2015

From 27 to 29 October 2015, the ASEAN CSR Network (“ACN”) organised the ASEAN Responsible Business Forum (“Forum”). The Forum was designed to provide a platform for key stakeholders to connect and advance responsible business practice and partnerships aligned with the dynamics of the ASEAN Economic Community (“AEC”) and the post-2015 ASEAN agenda…Specific topics that were tackled include business and human rights, business integrity, and inclusive and sustainable agriculture…A consultation Workshop titled “Implementing the UN Guiding Principles in Business and Human Rights” (“Workshop”) was the final component of the Forum. The Workshop…was designed to gather input from government, business and civil society stakeholders on how developing national and regional strategies on business and human rights (“BHR”) can help create an enabling environment for the greater protection and respect for human rights in ASEAN… this report sets out the key takeaways from this Workshop…