Benchmarking Business & Human Rights in Ireland

The Centre for Social Innovation in Trinity Business School is hosting a webinar to launch the 2020 national benchmark of Business & Human Rights in Ireland on 25 November at 5pm. Readers of the blog may be familiar with the previous report by the Centre for Social Innovation which found little to no take-up by Irish companies of business and human rights.

The forthcoming report and the event itself should be of great interest. Here is how it is described by the organisers: 

At the event, CSI Lead Researcher, Benn Hogan, will present the key findings of the benchmark report on 50 of the largest corporations in Ireland along with 10 of the largest semi-states.  The CSI report suggests that there is a long road ahead for Irish businesses and public policy to be convincing on human rights policies and practices.  The report overview will be followed by a panel discussion with participation from industry, government, NGO and academia on the challenges in and importance of the UNGPs for Irish business and society more generally.

Mary-Lee Rhodes, co-Director of Trinity Centre for Social Innovation will chair the event with contributions from Mark Kennedy, Managing Partner, Mazars Ireland; Siobhan Curran, Chair of Irish Coalition for Business & Human Rights; Sarah Kavanagh, Deputy Director, Human Rights Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs; Martha O’Hagan, Assistant Professor of Finance, Trinity Business School and Catie Shavin, Director of the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights.

Opening remarks are being provided by Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, and Simon McKeever, CEO of the Irish Exporters Association. 

You can register here.

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