This event is organised remotely via Zoom.
This is the third session of the FIBS Focus Business & Human Rights training.
Human rights risks are often considered to exist mainly along the global value chains, and sometimes only particular issues, like child labor, are considered when addressing human rights.
However, companies are increasingly dealing with a variety of issues, and many of them are more topical in Scandinavian context now than ever before. For instance, technological developments such as AI and robotization are posing new challenges to privacy matters. Furthermore, the demographic changes in Scandinavian countries add urgency to the successful management of diversity & inclusion questions.
In this session, we will focus on human rights risks and opportunities at home markets. The day is facilitated by Enact, and there will be external speakers and plenty of time for group discussion and knowledge-sharing.
Read more about FIBS’ Human Rights & Business 2020 training.
Members sign up for a year to attend all 4 sessions included in this Focus group. Please note that you need to register only once here to attend all sessions. The sessions are structured around three main elements: training, inspiration and sharing as well as networking opportunities. Two sessions will be organized during the spring and two in the autumn:
- 27.02. Business & Human Rights 1: Social audits
- 28.05. Business & Human Rights 2: Grievance mechanisms
- 08.09. Business & Human Rights 3: Human rights in Scandinavia
- 03.12. Business & Human Rights 4: Stakeholder dialogue
Sandra Atler is a human rights lawyer and an internationally recognized expert on business and human rights. She has supported companies across the globe and across various industries to understand and manage human rights risks and also has extensive experience working as a human rights advocate in civil society. Sandra supported the UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, Harvard Professor John Ruggie and his team in the development of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Today Sandra is Director of the Human Rights and Business Practice Group, established by Enact in 2015.
Mattias Iweborg is the founder and managing director of Enact. He has worked as an international advisor within the field of responsible business, human rights and sustianability for the past 17 years. He has assisted numerous multinational companies and organisations from most industries across the private and public sector in Europe, Asia and Africa. He has supported a large range of clients with strategy development and implementation, linking the core business of the organization to sustainability, building the internal capacity to implement strategies, risk management, supply chain management, brand development, reputation management and all aspects of non-financial reporting.
Miira Kokkonen, 044 367 3632, miira.kokkonen(at)fibsry.fi