Managing Human Rights in Operations and Supply Chains

Business and Human Rights Conference

April 28, 2008

Sponsored by Sponsored by Harvard Business School in collaboration with the United Nations Global Compact U.S. Network

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Technology & Operations Management Unit

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Meeting summary (UN Global Compact Office)

Apr 28
9:30-9:45

Welcome and Introductions

9:45-10:15

Opening Keynote Address: Human Rights, A Global Perspective

10:15-11:15  

Human Rights: Creating a Framework

Moderator: Bennett Freeman, Calvert

  • David Schilling, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (IRRC)
  • Robert Corcoran, GE
  • John Morrison, Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR)

Resources

11:30-12:30

Human Rights: Risk Assessment

Moderator: John F. Sherman, National Grid

Resources

12:30-2:00

Keynote Address: Business and Human Rights: The Evolving International Agenda

Resources

2:15 -3:35

Case Study Discussion on Human Rights in Supply Chains

3:45-4:45

Human Rights: Setting Policy and Addressing Stakeholder Expectations

Moderator: Helen MacDonald, Newmont Mining

Resources

  • Company human rights policy database (Business & Human Rights Resources Centre)
4:45-5:45

Human Rights: Monitoring and Reporting

Moderator: Marika McCauley Sine, The Coca-Cola Company

  • Daniel Viederman, Verite
  • Monique Oxender, Ford Motor Company
  • Oliver Johner, UN Global Compact Office
  • Reporting on Human Rights (GRI & Claremont McKenna College)
5:45-6:00

Capstone Address

  • John Paluszek, Ketchum
  • Launch of new report that explores how 20 businesses from around the world are working to implement human rights within their businesses

Resources

6:00

Closing Remarks

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