Managing risks in challeging markets
The Role of Business in Protecting Civic Freedoms & Human Rights Defenders
DanChurchAid (DCA), The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), Global Compact Network Denmark, and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) are pleased to invite you to join this roundtable.
The objective of the meeting is to enable a constructive dialogue on why it can be relevant for Danish business to consider engagement in civic freedom and safe space for human rights defenders.
The set-up is based on the success of BHRRCs Business Network on Civic Freedoms and Human Rights Defenders. Here 30 multi-national companies are already engaged and share their experiences and progress.
Through case presentations, the roundtable will open the floor for discussions based on experiences from Danish and international companies and show-case BHRRC’s Business, Civic Freedoms & Human Rights Defenders Portal.
The roundtable meeting seeks to provide the space for Danish businesses to come together with leading subject matter experts in a safe and trusted space, in order to discuss the role, opportunities and challenges for businesses in supporting civic freedoms and human rights defenders in emerging markets.
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome, by Christine Jøker Lohmann, DI & Gitte Dyrhagen Husager, DCA
09:10 – 09:20 Round of introduction
09:20 – 09:30 Setting the Scene, by Mauricio Lazala, BHRRC
09:30 – 09:40 Video Presentation
09:40 – 10:00 Policies, Practices and Guidelines, by Mauricio Lazala, BHHRC
10:00 – 10:20 Discussion, facilitated by Christine Jøker Lohmann
10:20 – 10:40 Group work
10:40 – 11:00 Reflections and Round up of event, by Christine Jøker Lohmann, DI & Gitter Dyhagen Husager
Business only - Chatham House Rules apply.
See the full programme below.