Register for the 2018 Forum!

September 13-14, 2018

The Engaging Business Forum series provides a unique opportunity for a candid discussion between business leaders and other experts on the importance of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and the challenges faced by business in demonstrating respect for human rights in their business operations.  At this year’s forum, participants will come away with a deeper understanding of collaboration through partnerships to address business and human rights trends and developments. A variety of cutting-edge issues in this important field will be covered from different viewpoints.

 

 

September 13- AGENDA
8:00 – 8:30 Participant Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:35Welcome, Conference Objectives and Agenda
  • Jennifer Mann, Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
  • 8:35 – 9:15Keynote speech "Collaboration for a fairer Globalization
  • Guy Ryder, CBE, Director-General of the International Labor Organization
  • Introduction by James Quincey, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
  • 9:15-10:30Ten years "protect-respect-remedy" framework: What impact has it had so far? What needs to change? Where is stronger collaboration necessary?

    Moderator:
    Dante Pesce Gonzalez, Member of the UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights and Executive Director of Centro Vincular at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso
  • Alan Krill, Senior Advisor for Corporate Responsibility, Bureau of Economic & Business Affairs, US Department of State
  • Roberto Suarez Santos, Acting Secretary General, International Organization of Employers
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation
  • Abby Maxman, President Oxfam America

  • Q&A
    10:30-10:45Break
    10:45-11:45Partnerships and Collaborations to increase leverage and address business and human rights trends and developments- what works and what doesn't?

    Moderator:
    Laura Chapman Rubbo, Director of Responsible Governance & Supply Chain Global Public Policy, The Walt Disney Company
  • Dan Rees, Director of Better Work, ILO
  • Didier Bergeret, Director, Global Social Compliance Programme, CGF
  • Jeff Rice, Vice President Responsible Sourcing, Walmart
  • David Lawrence, Chairman, AIM-Progress

  • Q&A
    11:45-12:45Human Rights Defenders. What business can and should do- alone and in partnerships

    Moderator:
    Bennett Freeman, Principal, Bennett Freeman Associates LLC
  • Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Vanessa Zimmerman, Human Rights Advisor, Rio Tinto (pending)
  • Adam Smith-Anthony, Head of Business & Human Rights, Omnia Strategy LLP
  • Margaret Jungk, Managing Director, Human Rights, BSR

  • Q&A
    12:45-1:30Lunch/Break
    1:30-2:30Access to Remedy- Practical and concrete steps to make it real

    Moderator:
    Heidi Koester Oliveira, Senior Manager Global Human Rights, MARS
  • Anita Ramasastry, Member of the UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights and University of Washington School of Law Professor and Faculty Director, International, Transnational and Comparative Law Programs
  • Stefan Marculewicz, International Labor Lawyer, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
  • Amol Mehra, Executive Director, ICAR
  • Jack Scott, VP Head of Sustainability and RS, Nestle North America

  • Q&A
    2:30-3:30Round Table Discussion and Report Out on practical experiences and approaches to improve access to remedy in the supply chain
    3:30-3:45Break
    3:45-4:45Driving inclusion and addressing discrimination

    Moderator:
    Dan Bross, Senior Advisor, Article One
  • Andrew Davis, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Audra Jenkins, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Randstad North America
  • Andre du Plessis, Executive Director, The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA)
  • Peggy Hicks, Director of the Research and Right to Development Division, OHCHR


  • Q&A
    4:45-5:30Human Rights and Sustainability
  • Bea Perez, Senior Vice President, Chief Public Affairs and Communications & Sustainability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company


  • Concluding Remarks
  • John Morrison, Executive Director, Institute for Human Rights and Business
  • 5:30-7:00Cocktail Reception at TCCC's headquarters
    September 14- AGENDA
    8:00-8:30Participant Check-in and Continental Breakfast
    8:30-8:35Welcome, Meeting Objectives and Agenda

    Shauna Byrnes, Global Workplace Rights, The Coca-Cola Company
    8:35-9:45Wages and livelihood in the supply chain- coming to grips with the Gordian knot

    Moderator:
    Rachel Davis, Managing Director of Shift
  • Gregg Nebel, VP Social & Environmental Affairs, Region Americas, Adidas
  • Cecilia Tiblad Berntsson, Social Sustainability Manager, H&M
  • Peter McAllister, Executive Director, ETI
  • Rutger Goethart, Manager International Labour Relations, Heineken


  • Q&A
    9:45-10:00Break
    10:00-11:00Understanding the Supply Chain- How to harness the potential of cutting edge technology

    Moderator:
    Jay Celorie, Human Rights Officer, HP, Inc.
  • Shally Pannikode, Vice President of Information Technology, Anthem
  • Alan Wild, Vice President Human Resources; Employee and Labor Relations, IBM
  • Antoine Heuty, Founder & CEO, Ulula


  • Q&A
    11:00-12:00Up-date on key initiatives on business and human rights at national and international level

  • Matthias Thorns, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, International Organization of Employers
  • Gabriella Rigg Herzog, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs, USCIB
  • Representative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce


  • Q&A
    12:00-12:15Wrap-up

    Brent Wilton, Global Workplace and Human Rights Director, The Coca-Cola Company
    12:15-1:30Lunch