Thursday, 27 May 2021 | 11.00 – 12.00 GMT+1
What: A practical business webinar, involving real-world business examples, to assist businesses in managing human rights risks and increasing their understanding of how human rights support the broader sustainability agenda. Join this webinar to:
Target audience: Practitioners from companies operating in Ireland from diverse functions – including senior management, legal and compliance, sustainability, procurement, CSR, human resources and external affairs.
When: Thursday, 27 May 2021 | 11.00 – 12.00 GMT+1
Where: Online (Zoom). Register now to secure your place:
Moderator: Maximilian Schormair, Assistant Professor in Business Ethics at Trinity Business School
About the organisers
Trinity Centre for Social Innovation, Trinity Business School
The Trinity Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) of Trinity Business School aims to make a positive impact on society and the environment through engagement, research, innovation and teaching. CSI researchers work on critical topics, such as sustainability, business ethics and CSR, corporate governance, just transition as well as business and human rights. CSI has recently published the 2020 Benchmarking Report on Business and Human Rights in Ireland with the aim to start a constructive conversation with business practitioners about the way forward on this crucial issue.
Business in the Community Ireland
Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) is a movement for sustainable change in business. BITCI’s purpose is to inspire and enable businesses to bring about a sustainable, low carbon economy and a more inclusive society where everyone thrives. BITCI acts as trusted advisers in sustainability, provides access to best practice and supports businesses with practical management and monitoring systems. By facilitating forums for reflection and action, BITCI ensures businesses anticipate and are ready to meet the current, pressing challenges of climate change, diversity, social inclusion, human rights and accountability.
The National Plan on Business and Human Rights 2017-2020
The first National Plan on Business and Human Rights was launched by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2017 to give effect to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It aims to promote responsible business practices at home and overseas. Ireland is one of only 24 countries to have published such a National Action Plan. An independently-chaired multi-stakeholder implementation group oversees the implementation of the commitments contained within the National Plan.
Shift is the leading centre of expertise on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Its global team of experts works across all continents and sectors to challenge assumptions, push boundaries and redefine corporate practice in order to build a world where business gets done with respect for people’s dignity. Shift is a non-profit, mission-driven organization headquartered in New York City.