Where to find Business & Human Rights Resource Centre at the 2018 UN Forum
Monday, 26 November
9:00am - 10:30am: Voices from the ground
Hear about successes and challenges faced by human rights defenders working on corporate accountability in Fiji, Guatemala, India, Pakistan, South Africa, and beyond.
3:00pm - 4:20pm: Disruptive technology I: what does artificial intelligence mean for human rights due diligence
Learn about findings from human rights impact assessments of AI, find out how AI can enhance due diligence, and explore how due diligence methods can address an uncertain future.
4:40pm - 6:00pm: Disruptive technology II: What does automation mean for human rights due diligence?
Join us in a lively discussion on the human rights impacts of increased automation and mechanization within global supply chains, including in the apparel and electronics sectors.
3:00pm - 4:20pm: What do “Protect, Respect, Remedy” mean in practice for the need to address climate change?
Find out what human rights responsibilities apply to businesses with respect to climate change, including how companies can ensure their climate actions respect human rights.
4:40pm - 6:00pm: What do “Protect, Respect, Remedy” mean in practice for the transition a green economy?
Chat with experts at world café tables on how the transition to a green economy can contribute to the respect of human rights and peacebuilding.
Tuesday, 27 November
11:30am-1pm: Safeguarding human rights defenders: new efforts and tackling growing threats
Learn about new tools & initiatives to strengthen corporate respect for human rights defenders and hear about ways to mitigate the growing trend of criminalization and legal harassment of defenders.
1:30pm - 2:45pm: Reinforcing the importance of human rights due diligence for realizing the SDGs
Join the discussion on how to better ensure that respect for human rights is at the center of every company’s efforts toward contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Wednesday, 28 November
8:30am - 9:45am: Elements of effective human rights due diligence regulation: lessons from legal developments
Hear from experiences in implementing and monitoring human rights regulations in the UK, Brazil and at an EU-level and join the conversation in identifying what makes for effective due diligence regulations.
10:00am - 11:20am: How can benchmarks, rating agencies, and ESG researchers drive more and better HRDD
Learn about how benchmarks (e.g. the CHRB), ESG Researchers and Ratings (e.g. Vigeo-Eiris) and stock markets can interact and put pressure on companies to implement the UNGPs.
10:00am - 1:00pm: Trends and challenges in promoting business respect for human rights in Asia