Past events

Insight Series: Responsible corporate exits from territories experiencing gross human rights violations

16 Jun

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Details

The UN Global Compact Network Australia is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2022 Insight Series on Thursday 16 June. The Insight Series is exclusive to our participants, with zoom sessions held quarterly. The presentations and Q&A will explore topics such as human rights, anti-bribery and corruption, sustainability, environment and climate change.

Join this participant-only webinar to learn about:

  • Expectations of civil society for businesses with customers, operations and / or supply chains in high-risk or conflict-affected areas,
  • What it means for businesses to responsibly exit a territory experiencing gross human rights violations,
  • frameworks to guide businesses in undertaking a corporate exit.



  • Vanessa Zimmerman, CEO, Pillar Two and Director and Chair, Business and Human Rights, UN Global Compact Network Australia
    The session will be hosted by Vanessa Zimmerman. Vanessa is a globally recognised corporate sustainability expert in the area of business and human rights, committed to helping businesses to understand and act on their human risks with a focus on genuine multi-stakeholder engagement. In 2018 she founded Pillar Two, a boutique advisory firm supporting business to respect human rights using a principled, integrated and practical approach.
  • Vicky BowmanDirector, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business: International Advisory Council, IHRB
    Vicky Bowman is the Director of Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB). Prior to this role, she led Rio Tinto’s policy approach to transparency, human rights and resource nationalism / resource curse issues from 2011. Vicky has also served in various diplomatic capacities, including Director of Global & Economic Issues and G8 sous-Sherpa for the United Kingdom from 2008-2011 and Head of the Southern Africa Department in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK Government from 2006-2007. Vicky served as ambassador of the UK to Myanmar from 2002-2006 and as second secretary in the Embassy from 1990-1993. She has also worked in Brussels as Member of Cabinet of European Commissioner Chris Patten (1999-2002) and as press spokeswoman for the UK representation to the EU (1996-1999).
  • Clancy MooreNational Director, Publish What You Pay Australia
    Clancy Moore is the National Director of Publish What You Pay Australia – a coalition of 30 faith-based, anti-corruption, environment, union and human rights organisations advocating for greater transparency and accountability within the energy sector. Clancy has more than 15 years of experience working on economic justice issues in Australia and across Asia-Pacific and has advised governments and companies on climate change, anti-corruption frameworks and ESG issues. Clancy also lectures at several Australian universities on the topic of corruption and international development.

We look forward to seeing you online. Please contact us for registration details.



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