The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights – shaping legal developments and market expectations

Webbinarium Tis 22 februari 2022
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Tisdag 22 februari 2022, 16:00–17:00

The UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on Business and Human Rights were unanimously endorsed in 2011. It was the first time the UN had issued official guidance to states and firms on their respective duties and responsibilities in relation to business and human rights and the principles were placed into the domain of “soft law”. The expectations set out in the UNGPs are now informing the development of national and supranational hard law requirements in a growing number of jurisdictions.

We welcome you to a seminar with Caroline Rees, president and co-founder of Shift, the leading center of expertise on the UNGPs on Business and Human Rights. Caroline Rees was the lead advisor to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on business and human rights, Professor John Ruggie, and was deeply involved in the drafting of the Guiding Principles during the consultation period 2005-2011.

Caroline Rees will talk about how the UNGPs are informing the development of new regulations on due diligence and sustainability reporting, including within the EU, and shaping investors’ analysis of companies’ ‘social’ performance. She will give examples of how businesses are embedding the Guiding Principles into their operations and value chains to support improved decision-making and more sustainable practices.


Caroline Rees, CEO and co-founder, Shift

Cecilia Ekholm, Ambassador for Sustainable Business, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Théo Jaekel, Corporate Responsibility Expert, Ericsson

The webinar is part of SNS Sustainability Talks and will be led by Mia Horn af Rantzien, CEO at SNS.


The seminar is free of charge and open to SNS members, researchers, specially invited, and the media.

Register by clicking the registration button above.

You will receive an e-mail with a link and password to the seminar the day before the meeting. You will be able to ask written questions during the seminar.

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