This event is organized virtually via Zoom.
This is the fourth session of the FIBS Focus Business & Human Rights 2020 training.
Understanding stakeholder expectations on human rights conduct is increasingly important. Companies are under scrutiny to proactively communicate and report on their human rights due diligence and performance to stakeholders, in particular potentially and actually affected stakeholders.
This can be done by engaging at community or worker level, with individuals who are affected or potentially affected by business activities. But it can also mean engaging by proxy – in other words, engaging with groups that may have particular knowledge about what the impacts look like on the ground.
In this session, we will focus on concrete ways of conducting meaningful stakeholder dialogue. The day is facilitated by Enact, and there will be external speakers and plenty of time for group discussion and knowledge-sharing. In the morning Dr Irene Pietropaoli, Associate BHR expert to Enact and Research Fellow at the British Institute for International and Comparative Law, will give us an update on EU mandatory due diligence law.
In the afternoon we have a stakeholder engagement panel. The panelists are Roger Branigin, Chair and Director of Advocacy and Data Governance from Bluenumber Foundation, Marcin de Kaminski, Director for the Human Rights Defenders and Risk Department from Civil Rights Defenders and Joakim Wohlfeil, Policy Officer from Diakonia.
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, fibs(at)fibsry.fi