Together with Steve Gibbons, Co-founder and Director at Ergon Associates, we will explore four trends shaping business and human rights in 2019:
• A growing number of countries is developing and adopting business and human rights legislation. Looking beyond the developments, we will look at how business is responding to these trends and discuss how you can use the debate and growing legislation to promote corporate respect for human rights within your business.
• The ILO is advancing a new Convention on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work, and investors have begun to place greater emphasis on gender-based violence in the workplace. What implications does this have on business, and what strategies and processes can business adopt to address the issue?
• The migration and fair recruitment agenda is gearing up, increasing expectations on business as but also producing a growing body of guidance and tools for business managers. What are the latest trends and what do businesses need to look out for in their strategies?
• Sport, alongside music, film and other major cultural activities, has an immense power to stimulate debate and change on human rights. What lessons can business learn from recent events and what are the opportunities to harness this influence?