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2022 Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights | Day One – Progress on business and human rights in Australia

12 Oct
2022

Sydney
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Details

The UN Global Compact Network Australia, in partnership with Allens, invites you to the 7th Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights, Truly embedding human rights within corporate sustainability in Sydney. The Dialogue brings together representatives from Australian business, the investor community, government, civil society, and academia to discuss emerging risks and opportunities, and explore ways to collaborate on the continued implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the UN Global Compact 10 Principles.

This year’s Dialogue recognises the evolving complexity of corporate sustainability and provides a platform to connect, pause and reflect on how to best integrate respect for human rights into corporate sustainability and strategy. Taking a truly integrated approach will require the business community to work collaboratively with a vocal and empowered civil society, investor cohort and government. The 2022 Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights will bring together these key stakeholders to explore how we can best align towards this common goal.

 

Agenda: Day One – Progress on business and human rights in Australia

The first day of the Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights will feature a keynote address, and a plenary session with industry experts, civil society and academia providing their insights into the progress on business and human rights within Australia. We will also hear from senior sustainability practitioners on how they are embedding respect for human rights within their organisations and their associated challenges. The afternoon will close with a Cocktail Reception.

 

Keynote Address

  • Dr Pichamon Yeophantong, Member for Asia-Pacific States, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

 

Speakers: Day One – Progress on business and human rights in Australia

  • Dr Meg Brodie, Partner, KPMG Banarra
  • Måns Carlsson, OAM, Head of ESG, Ausbil Investment Management
  • Freya Dinshaw, Acting Legal Director, Human Rights Law Centre
  • Kate Griffith, Executive Manager, Public Policy and Advocacy, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors
  • Janette O’Neill, Partner and Chief Sustainability Officer, PwC
  • Professor Justine Nolan, Faculty of Law and Justice, UNSW and Director of the Australian Human Rights Institute
  • Siobhan Toohill, Chief Sustainability Officer, Westpac
  • Vanessa Zimmerman, Chair, Business and Human Rights, UN Global Compact Network Australia and CEO, Pillar Two

Attendance at the Dialogue is by invitation only and is non-transferable, with a places offered to a designated company representative at Australian Global Compact participants. Contact us for more information.

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