The Trinity Centre for Social Innovation of Trinity Business School in collaboration with Business in the Community Ireland and the Human Rights Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs are delighted to invite you to this practical business webinar about real-world business experiences of managing human rights risks. This event is targeted at practitioners from Irish companies operating in Ireland from diverse functions – including legal and compliance, sustainability, procurement, CSR, human resources and external affairs.
Following the launch of new guidance on business and human rights by the Human Rights Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs, this webinar aims to support business practitioners to position their companies to meet the responsibility to respect human rights, set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), and comply with emerging regulatory requirements.
Business participants of this webinar are Yamania Pena, Global Sustainability Programme Manager at Diageo, Caoimhe Buckley, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Fyffes and Rosemary Garth, Communications Director, Tesco Ireland. They will share their experiences with business and human rights, providing a valuable peer learning opportunity. The event will be chaired and moderated by Maximilian Schormair, Assistant Professor in Business Ethics at Trinity Business School. Chairperson of the Implementation Group for Ireland’s National Plan on Business and Human Rights, Breege O’Donoghue, will speak about the new guidance developed under Ireland’s National Plan. Darina Eades, Senior Corporate Sustainability Advisor at Business in the Community Ireland, and Mairead Keigher, Business and Human Rights Advisor at Shift, will share their expertise and practical insights on how businesses should align with the global standard on responsible business conduct, the UNGPs.