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28 May, 2013 | (01 hr)

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Hear from leading NGOs about global principles for human rights, the roles and obligations of countries and companies, and how businesses are beginning to incorporate human rights into operations. Key questions addressed include:

  • What, exactly, is human rights risk?
  • Why is it gaining more attention from NGOs, the public, and governments?
  • What are the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Business and how are companies incorporating them?


Rachel Davis

Rachel Davis
Managing Director

Rachel is an Australian attorney with extensive experience in human rights. She served for five years as senior legal advisor to Professor John Ruggie, the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights, helping develop the UN Guiding Principles on Busines...Full Bio

John Morrison

John Morrison
Executive Director
Institute for Human Rights and Business

John Morrison has extensive experience working with leading companies on issues of corporate responsibility and human rights. He worked previously with The Body Shop International plc and led the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights from 2003 to 2009. He has also worked for a number ...Full Bio

Ellen Hexter

Ellen Hexter (Moderator)
Program Director, Chief Audit Executives Council, IT Audit Leaders Council, Mergers & Acquisitions Executives Council, Strategic Risk Management Council, and Strategic Risk Management Council (Temp)
The Conference Board

Ellen Hexter is senior advisor, enterprise risk management at The Conference Board. She has served on the faculty of The Conference Board Directors’ Institute and worked with boards to provide director training in risk management practices and the role of the board in ERM oversight.

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