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Human rights due diligence [clear filter]
Monday, November 26
 

3:45pm

Snapshot: Investor Relations - ICT Company Documenting Human Rights Due Diligence

Brief description of the presentation:
This snapshot session presents experiences with starting operational-level impact assessments at the headquarters of an ICT company.

Presentation objectives:
Configit shares examples of good practice documentation and the process of implementation of the UNGPs after entering into a partnership with Polaris.

Monday November 26, 2018 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Room XXIV
 
Tuesday, November 27
 

8:30am

Human rights due diligence in practice in the ICT sector
Session organized by the Global Network Initiative.

Brief description of the session:
Please join the Global Network Initiative (GNI) for a discussion on "Understanding and Addressing Human Rights Impacts in the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) sector." There has been relatively little public guidance developed that is specific to the ICT-sector. The GNI Principles and Implementation Guidelines provide some guidance, and other guidance has been provided by the Institute for Human Rights and Business, as well as Business for Social Responsibility.

Key discussion questions:
  • What are the key elements of HRDD in the ICT sector?
  • What are the key differences between HRDD in the ICT sector and in other sectors (factories, extractives, security services, etc.)?
  • What practical considerations facilitate and/or raise challenges for conducting HRDD in the ICT sector (in other words, lessons learned)?
  • What concerns do users/civil society have about how HRDD in the tech sector?

Format of the session:
This session will be an open "roundtable" with the audience, facilitated by GNI's Independent Board Chair, Mark Stephens.

Moderator/ Introductory Remark...
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Mark Stephen

Independent Board Chair, Global Network Initiative

Tuesday November 27, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am
Room XXIII