2015 Business and Human Rights Conference in Tokyo was held for 16th and 17th September 2015.
- This is the conference report.
- This is the program of the conferece
- This is the video of the opening remarks by Dr. Puvan and Mr. Ishida. Please click on the forward icon in the top left corner of the screen if you would like to watch the video of the opening remarks by Mr.Ishida
Caux Round Table Japan (CRT-Japan) is dedicated to implementing the United Nations Guiding Principles, especially the corporate social responsibility to respect human rights, and the need for access to effective remedy for victims. CRT-Japan is pleased to announce that “2015 Business and Human Rights Conference in Tokyo” will convene on 16th and 17th September 2015. This is an international conference co-hosted by CRT-Japan, a member of United Nations Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, Institute for Human Rights and Business, and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. It will bring together representatives and practitioners from civil society, business, government, and international organizations to discuss challenges and ways to integrate the Guiding Principles with day-to-day operations of organizations and businesses.
In the previous year, “2014 Global Conference on CSR and Risk Management” focused on understanding and discussing actual or potentially adverse human rights impacts that lead to business risks on the following themes: Child Labor; Forced Labor; Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights; The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus. Global human rights initiative organizations were invited to share their expertise and recent activities, which led to an increased recognition of the human rights responsibilities of businesses among the participants. CRT-Japan also introduced contents of the 2014 Human Rights Workshop that provided a multi-stakeholder platform to discuss issues linked to business and human rights. This conference received positive comments from many CSR initiative organizations both domestic and overseas, including the UN organizations.
Building on the previous conference, the conference in 2015 will convene, aiming at raising awareness and understanding of global trends of business and human rights especially with respect to Supply Chains, Corporate Governance, Grievance Mechanisms, and Mega-Sporting Events, learning and sharing cases of emerging good practices to advance a respect of human rights, and facilitating the implementation of the Guiding Principles. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
Outline of the Conference
Tokyo, AP Tokyo Marunouchi (Nihon Seimei Marunochi Garden Tower 3F, 1-1-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005)|
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