Uten å forbedre menneskerettighetene vil vi ikke nå FNs bærekraftmål der 90 prosent av bærekraftindikatorene er basert på behovet for å styrke sosiale rettigheter, arbeidstakerrettigheter og menneskerettigheter.
Menneskerettighetene handler ikke bare om å gjøre det som er etisk riktig. Brudd på menneskerettigheter kan påvirke aksjeeiernes avkastning. I kjølvannet av Facebook-Cambridge Analytica skandalen falt Facebooks markedsverdi med 10 prosent.
Norsk Hydros utslippsproblematikk i Brasil tidligere i år førte til en nedgang i markedsprisen på 17 prosent, men Hydro har vist seg som en bedrift som fant gode løsninger i en kompleks situasjon. Hvordan dette foregikk, og hvordan internasjonale eksperter på feltet tenker rundt næringslivets ansvar, vil vi få høre mer om på seminaret.
Seminaret vil foregå på engelsk.
12.30 – 13.00 Registrering med lett mat og drikke
13.00 – 13. 25
John Morrison, Chief Executive, Institute for Human Rights and Business
Morrison introduserer seminaret sammen med de tre øvrige partnerne.
The Government’s expectations to Norwegian companies operating abroad in terms of Responsible Business Conduct, by Marianne Hagen, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
From theory to practice by Maria Anne Van Dijk, Global Head of Environmental, Social and Ethical risk, ABN AMRO bank NV
Van Dijk deler ABN AMRO’s reise i å respektere menneskerettigheter. Banken påvirker livene til 5 millioner mennesker som tjenesteleverandør og arbeidsgiver. Indirekte i bankens rolle som långiver og investor, er deres påvirkning enda større. Van Dijk vil dele med dere hvordan banken har overført UNGP’s standarder til et praktisk menneskerettighetsprogram.
Investor perspective on human rights by Terhi Halme, Senior Responsible Investment Specialist, APG Asset Management
Menneskerettigheter er veldig viktig for APGs kunder og oss som investor. For å reflektere dette, anser APG menneskerettigheter som en vesentlig faktor i selskapets industribaserte evalueringsrammeverk. Dette rammeverket er en del av vår investeringsprosess og former en viktig del av APGs agenda.
The relationship between the UN Guiding Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals by Anita Ramasastry, Professor at University of Washington UN and Member of United Nation Working Group on business and human rights
Ramasastry presenterer behovet for økt fokus på menneskerettigheter for at næringslivet skal møte FNs bærekraftsmål.
Hydro’s experience and learnings from the Brazil case by Anne-Lene Midseim, EVP CSR, Compliance and General Counsel. Anne-Lene deler Hydros erfaringer og læring fra skandalen i Brasil tidligere i år som sendte aksjekursen ned 17%.
15.30 – 16.00
John Morrison vil moderere en paneldebatt på slutten av seminaret.
Speakers at Human Rights Seminar 18th October 2018
Maria Anne Van Dijk, Global Head of Environmental, Social and Ethical risk, ABN AMRO bank NV.
Maria Anne van Dijk is responsible for ABN AMRO’s world-wide sustainability risk policy and the bank-wide human rights programme. Van Dijk is convinced that companies and banks should – and can – help solve the problems society faces today, such as human trafficking, modern slavery and that partnerships with other parties have a key role to play here. She labels herself as a “sustainable banker”.
Anita Ramasastry, Professor at University of Washington, member of United Nation Working Group on Business and Human Rights and Senior Research Fellow at IHRB.
Ramasastry’s research includes business, human rights, anti-corruption and law and development. She is currently working on a research with focus on the role of business in armed conflict.
Anita Ramasastry has also served as senior advisor in the Obama Administration. She has been a part of the project team that developed the “Red Flags - Liability Risks for Companies Operating in High Risk Zones”. Ramasastry has authored numerous scholarly articles and reports focused on emerging issues in business and human rights.
Terhi Halme, Senior Responsible Investment Specialist, APG Asset Management
Since 2013 Halme has been leading ESG integration activities in the company’s listed equity portfolios as well as engaging with companies on the issue of human rights.
Prior to joining APG Halme worked at PGGM as Advisor Responsible Investment. She has also worked at Financiële Diensten Amsterdam as co-head of equity research.
John Morrison, Chief Executive, Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)
John Morrison is Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Human Rights and Business John previously directed the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights. He was Head of Public Affairs for The Body Shop International and worked in the field of refugee protection in relation to the former Yugoslavia and on issues of human trafficking. John has advised governments, intergovernmental organisations, and businesses on human rights and wider issues of sustainability, development, and international affairs. He is the author of The Social License.
Anne-Lene Midseim, EVP CSR, Compliance and General Counsel at Norsk Hydro.
Anne-Lene Midseim has experiences as Head of Hydro’s Corporate Social Responsibility department. She also held position as Company Secretary and Head of Staffs in Hydro’s Brazilian organization. Midseim has been engaged as resident legal advisor for the Norwegian Oil for Development programme in East Timor and legal counsel in Norsk Hydro legal department. Her previous work experience includes working as Lawyer in the law firm Vogt & Co and Executive Officer in the Norwegian Ministry of Oil and Energy. She holds a degree in Law from University of Oslo.
Marianne Hagen, State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Marianne Hagen has been State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since November 2017. She has previously worked as Head of Communications at the Royal Court and as Adviser for the CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association. She has been a member of Akershus County Council and Executive Board.
Marianne Hagen has carried out undergraduate studies in Political Science and Law. She has board membership experience from four sectors: culture, health, energy and finance. She has also been Deputy Chair of DNB Savings Bank Foundation and Chair of the Board of Dextra Musica.