Increasing pressure for mandatory human rights environmental due diligence forms part of a growing body of international legislation which businesses will be expected to comply with. Ensuring their operations are consistent with existing legal principles helps companies avoid legal challenges to their activities. Complying with existing legislation will help companies adapt to these changes and avoid costly and time-consuming law-suits.
This session will open with a keynote speech which will provide a high-level overview of the nexus between climate action and human rights for business. It will review existing reporting frameworks and the links between them, as well as explore the business case for Mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Legislation and provide practical guidance for pre-emptive action.