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 Two – Current challenges and emerging trends
The second day of the Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights will feature a morning plenary session on risk management, a workshop exploring the intersection between human rights climate change and breakout sessions on key crossover elements of human rights and corporate sustainability. In the afternoon, we will regroup and focus on other key emerging areas including emerging accountability pathways, how to strengthen the relationship between civil society and business to encourage advocacy and action, and how to further mainstream human rights risk management.
Fireside Chat Speaker: Leadership and building momentum
- Sam Mostyn, CEO, Chief Executive Women
Speakers: Day Two – Current challenges and emerging trends
- Keren Adams, Acting Co-CEO, Human Rights Law Centre and ACAN SteerCo Member
- Alex Banks, Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY
- Rosemary Bissett, Head of Sustainability Governance & Risk, National Australia Bank
- Dr James Cockayne, NSW Anti-Slavery Commissioner
- Dr David Cooke, Chair, UN Global Compact Network Australia
- Alexander Coward, Senior Advisor, Pillar Two
- Poonam Datar, Chief Executive Officer, Cleaning Accountability Framework
- Professor Surya Deva, Professor, Macquarie Law School
- Lorraine Finlay, Human Rights Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
- James Fitzgerald, Strategy Lead, Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility
- Jare Kyriakopoulos – Head of Production, Zimmermann
- Adam Lees, Chief Indigenous Affairs Advisor, Rio Tinto
- Robin Mellon, CEO, Better Sydney
- Rachel Nicolson, Chair, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, UN Global Compact Network Australia and Partner, Allens
- John Southalan, Independent Examiner, Australian National Contact Point
- Anna Stewart, Director, UN Global Compact Network Australia and Head of Sustainability Reporting and Engagement, Coles
- Kate Turner, Deputy Global Head of Responsible Investment, First Sentier Investors
- Victoria Whitaker, Partner, Trust, Culture & Sustainability, Deloitte
- Howard Wigham, Director, UN Global Compact Network Australia
- Renai Williams, General Manager Legal and Compliance, Super Retail Group
- 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.