The application period for the 2024 group has closed. Any newly joined FIBS Pro members who may be interested can contact greta.andersson(at)fibsry.fi to enquire any remaining availability.
The deadline for applications was January 15, 2024, and the group meets for the first time on 13 February.
The Working Group focuses on the most up-to-date developments in the area of business and human rights, as well as provides its members with practical tools and best practices to use on their own human rights journey.
We invite all FIBS Pro subscribers to apply who implement HRDD processes in their own operations. Max 2 persons/ organization.
In 2024, the group has four facilitated meetings – two in the Spring and two in the Fall.
13.2. 9:00 – 12:00
Topic: Evolving regulatory landscape around human rights
Topic: Embedding human rights
10.9. 9:00 – 12:00
Topic: Ensuring effective grievance mechanisms and remedy
Topic: Collecting data and reporting on HRDD
In addition, the members are welcome to invite the group for more casual peer sharing sessions at their organization.
In the fall, we will also explore the participants’ interest to travel to Geneva for the UN Forum for Business and Human Rights as a part of FIBS delegation.
While we encourage participants to commit to all four sessions, we have added some flexibility to the group rules so that in case you are not able to join a particular meeting, you can send a colleague to stand-in
The first session focuses on the evolving regulatory landscape around human rights
As human rights violations have increased and taken new forms in our society, embedding human rights in mandatory regulation has been under development for years, with the upcoming CSDDD being one of the major directives to be coming into force within the next few years. Many countries such as Norway, Germany, UK and France have also taken steps beforehand, with already some existing regulatory frameworks. In order to navigate in this evolving regulatory landscape, this session is dedicated to deep-dive into the current and upcoming regulatory changes around human rights.
In this session, you will
- Get an overview on current regulatory frameworks and their implications
- Hear case examples on approaches