Human rights due diligence is first and foremost concerned with the prevention of harm to people. It entails identify and act upon the different opportunities and responsibilities an undertaking may have to address and mitigate potential and actual harms. Risk mitigation often refers to the concept of leverage and the need for companies to proactively seek out ways to enhance their leverage, and then to deploy it effectively, as part of a comprehensive human rights risk mitigation strategy.
Leverage is an advantage that gives power to influence. In the context of the UN Guiding Principles, it refers to the ability of a business enterprise to effect change in the wrongful practices of another party that is causing or contributing to an adverse human rights impact. Companies have a responsibility to get to action: to use its influence (leverage) to seek to improve outcomes for adversely affected people, including, at a minimum, engagement with clients and suppliers around risks.
In this event we will discuss what does using and increasing leverage can mean in practice. How can companies in practice use both “carrots” and “sticks” to influence third parties, your suppliers and customers alike, to change for better.
Yann Wyss, Senior Manager, Social Impact at Nestlé. Yann is a Global lead on Nestlé’s Human Rights Due Diligence Program and looking after social impact across Nestlé’s value chain. He has more than 12 years of professional experience in project and programme management for governments, multilateral organisations and the private sector, including 10 years advising companies on social and human rights issues at policy and operational levels. Yann will join the session as guest speaker and share some of his learnings and experiences in creating successful leverage in Nestle’s value chain.
- 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 1 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
- Members sign up to attend all 3 sessions included in this Focus group. Please note that the registration is binding. You need to register only once here to attend all sessions.
- Training sessions are organized:
About FIBS Focus Group on Business & Human Rights
FIBS Focus group on Business & Human Rights 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.
The FIBS Focus group on Business & Human Rights 2021 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. The series has received excellent feedback from the participants.
The event is included in FIBS Pro membership fee.
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