The event is organized online.
In this FIBS Practice event we will discuss
- How to approach impact assessments – horizontal or vertical?
- How to make impact assessments more scalable?
- How much of stakeholder engagement is appropriate?
- Mapping and assessing impacts – how to interpret the revised GRI standards and align processes?
Expectations towards companies to become aware of their actual and potential human rights impacts are becoming more and more pronounced. Due diligence expectations set out by UNGPs and published already in 2011 are becoming increasingly integrated with other standards. Most recently the UNGPs inspired the revised GRI standards released in October 2021. The revised standards have adopted steps of the human rights due diligence approach and recognize the need of companies to assess their impacts on the environment and people, including their human rights, as part of the materiality analysis.
Human rights impact assessments are an established way of finding out, becoming aware of company’s actual and potential human rights impacts – typically conducted in a selected location or own site, or suppliers’ site – including field investigation and extensive engagement with the rights holders. Companies are also using more horizontal approaches in mapping their impacts throughout their value chain. When conducting their impact assessments, the extent to which stakeholders, and rightsholders, are consulted differs.
First meeting March 10th 2022:
Assessing human rights impacts – horizontal or vertical approach
In this event we will have two guest speakers presenting their approach to impact assessments – one with more in-depth approach and one with more scalable approach. The session will include sharing of experiences, best practices and facilitated group discussions.
The event is part of the Business and Human Rights Group 2022. Please note that members sign up to attend all 4 sessions included in this group: 10.3., 9.6., 27.10., and 1.12.
Jenni Strengell, Head of Sustainability, St1 Nordic Oy.
Ilona Mooney, CEO, Work Ahead Oy.
Olivia Krall, Karin Iseman, Sandra Atler, Tony Christensen / Enact Sustainable Strategies
Introduction to the theme will be given by FIBS’ Leading Specialist Veera Iija.
Business and Human Rights Group 2022
Business & Human Rights Group aims to provide multinational Finnish companies an arena for creative dialogue, knowledge building and experience sharing in the field of business and human rights.
This is an opportunity for the participants to stay abreast of the rapid developments within the field of business and human rights. The training will focus on “the how” – methods, tools and how to work in practice.
Members sign up to attend all 4 sessions included in this group. Please note that the registration is binding. You need to register only once to attend all sessions.
- 10.03.2022 at 8.30am-12.00pm, online
- 09.06.2022 at 8.30am-12.30pm, online
- 27.10.2022 at 8.30am-12.30pm, online
- 01.12.2022 at 8.30am-12.30pm, Hotel U14, Unioninkatu 14, Helsinki
The group on Business & Human Rights 2022 is facilitated by Enact Sustainable Strategies which is a values-led consultancy specializing in sustainable business development and corporate responsibility. The group was organized for the first time in 2019 and continued in 2020 and 2021. The series has received excellent feedback from the participants.
- FIBS Pro members ; Large and middle sized companies that have already started integrating human rights into their business practices,
- Sustainability managers or alike, who are responsible for managing human rights in their organization
- Participants who are open to share their knowledge, experiences and challenges when it comes to human rights
- Limited number of seats, maximum of 2 person per company
- If there are more registrants than can be included in the group, priority will be given to those who already have experience in implementing human rights due diligence in practice and are willing to share their experience with other participants
The event is included in FIBS Pro service fee.
The participation can be cancelled 48h before the event via the link in the confirmation email. If you cannot attend the event, please ask your colleague to participate on your behalf.
FIBS’ team, 040 865 1285, firstname.lastname@example.org
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