Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights – Summary and Outcomes Document now available
UN Global Compact Network Australia | September 18, 2014
The Global Compact Network Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission convened Australia’s first, national, multi-sector, multi-stakeholder dialogue on business and human rights on 30 July. A summary of the event is now available here.
The Dialogue demonstrated that the human rights and business conversation in Australia has clearly moved from ‘why’ to ‘how’, highlighting a strong commitment from all sectors to improving practices. Challenges remain regarding scaling up activities within companies and sectors, and building the capacity of some companies, particularly those with overseas operations. The Dialogue also identified opportunities to increase policy coherence at the government and company level. There was a clear appetite for this conversation to continue which will help position Australian businesses as best-practice leaders in the region, and globally.
The Global Compact Network Australia and Australian Human Rights Commission will convene a further national dialogue on business and human rights in 2015 – stay tuned.
The Dialogue was sponsored by Rio Tinto, KPMG and La Trobe Business School.