21 April 2016 ¦ Sharing & Learning lunch: How Human Rights issues can impact your business

From April 21, 2016 11:30 until April 21, 2016 15:00 Save to calendar

At Haus zum Rüden, Limmatquai 42, 8001 Zurich Limmatquai 42, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz


Learn to identify which Human Rights are at risk in the business context and how Human Rights abuses can impact your company with Mary Mayenfish-Tobin from Business School Lausanne (BSL) and Ron Popper, Head of Corporate Responsibility at ABB.

In his talk Ron Popper will trace ABB’s Human Rights journey and describe which processes are in place to identify and manage Human Rights issues within ABB, he will end up his talk with a case study. Mary Mayenfisch-Tobin will explain which and how Human Rights issues can have an impact on companies and what the BSL Platform for Business and Human Rights aims at.

Mary Mayenfisch-Tobin is an Irish lawyer who graduated from the Irish Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin. She received her LLM in European and International Economic Law from the University of Lausanne in 1992. An active member of the Swiss Amnesty International, Business and Human Rights group since 2005, she has taught law, CSR and International law and business with a focus on business and human rights at Pepperdine University and the HEIG, Yverdon, Switzerland. As the person responsible for Stakeholder Relations, student counseling and alumni she intervenes on a regular basis in diverse courses at Business School Lausanne.

Ron Popper started his career as a journalist travelling extensively to different parts of the world. He joined ABB in 2001 and is based in the Swiss German region of Switzerland. Group Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility at ABB, Mr. Popper is considered by many, including some NGOs, to be a very powerful influence in terms of corporate responsibility in the business world. He is a specialist in business and human rights issues, primarily the corporate responsibility to respect human rights, as well as a number of different areas of sustainability.

We start at 11.30 with an aperitif. 12.00 lunch, 12.40 presentation followed by sharing and learning. Feel free to leave when you have to. We shall end the event latest by 15.00.

CHF 50.- for GCNS Members / CHF 100.- for Non-Members (payable at the event)

Participants are invited to actively contribute with their experiences, methods, questions and challenges. We keep the dialogue under Chatham House Rule.

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