UNAA Business & Human Rights Workshops
The United Nations Association of Australia (Vic) Business and Human Rights Workshops seek to increase understanding of human rights and how they relate to business, enhance awareness of critical human rights challenges facing Australian companies in a global market; and foster a corporate culture of respect for human rights.
Workshop Programme - Session Times:
(1) Business and Human Rights: Introduction to the UN Guiding Principles (29 March)
(2) Corporate Human Rights Policy Development (3 May)
(3) Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence: Assessment and integration of human rights impacts (21 June)
(4) Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence: Tracking and communicating human rights performance (12 July)
(5) Addressing adverse human rights impacts: Managing human rights related complaints, disputes and grievances (16 August)
An essential program for corporate responsibility and sustainability managers, investors, risk and compliance managers, and corporate lawyers on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles - the global standard of practice on business and human rights.
The workshops will build capacity to monitor and manage corporate human rights impacts and risks, and provide practical guidance on how to integrate human rights considerations into everyday business practices.
The workshops invite professionals from diverse backgrounds wanting to learn more about business and human rights and how to apply the UN Guiding Principles in practice.
Embedding respect for human rights into business practices is critical for risk management and the achievement of corporate sustainability objectives. In the face of legal, operational, commercial and reputational risks, business leaders are taking proactive steps to implement human rights policies, risk assessment and management strategies in core business and throughout supply chains. This workshop series will provide participants with an understanding of the essential strategies and tools needed to develop and implement a corporate human rights policy and establish a human rights due diligence process in their own company/organisation.
The Australian Government supported the unanimous endorsement of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in June 2011. The UN Guiding Principles are a global reference point for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse impacts on human rights linked to business. They are relevant to Australian businesses in all sectors whether doing business at home or abroad.
The workshops are designed for business, government, investor and NGO professionals responsible or accountable for corporate governance, CSR and human rights as well as those working in corporate strategy/affairs, human resources, supply chain management, sustainability/environment, ethical investment, legal, compliance and risk management, and community engagement.
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Email: Catherine@unaavictoria.org.au | Website
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