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The “S” in ESG: How Europe is Leading the Way on the Shift from “Soft” to “Hard” Law

The Fasken Annual Seminar Series
When (ET)

Overview

The early void in the regulation of international business, within economic globalization, initially gave way to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) followed by the passage of consensus-driven guidelines, such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP: 2011).

Today, as we emerge from the socio-economic fallout from COVID -19, we are witnessing a multi-faceted and concerted effort to transform “soft law“ guidelines into “hard law” requirements pertaining to the human rights footprint of corporations. Certain sectors of the global economy – the extractive and garment industries to name two – are under particularly close scrutiny.

Together, in this session, we will examine the various measures taken by national governments, the leading pronouncements by the Courts and initiatives by civil society that are propelling the reform of the social dimension of economic globalization – a body of activity in search of a sustainable world order.

Speakers

  • Brian Burkett, Counsel, Fasken
  • Brent Wilton, Director, Tūhana Business & Human Rights (New Zealand), formerly Global Director of Human and Workplace Rights, Coca-Cola Company
  • Francis West, Business Engagement Director, Shift Shift is a leading centre of expertise on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) international instrument

Moderator

  • Tanneke Heersche, Partner, Fasken

Agenda

  • 8:00 - 9:30 ET Webinar and Q&A

Cost

This webinar is complimentary

Type

This event is only available via webinar

1.5Hours Available Via Webinar
Note: This programme contains a total of 15 sessions (1.5 hours each) for a total of 22.5 hours of Substantive Content for the purposes of the Law Society of Ontario's annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

This programme contains a total of 14 sessions (1.5 hours each) for a total of 21 hours of accredited content for the purposes of the Law Society of British Columbia’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. The session has been loaded as part of a series, titled Fasken’s 2022 Mining Webinars – March 2022 and will be available for claiming through the LSBC CPD website as of March 9, 2022.

A confirmation of participation will be sent to you for your continuing education hours with the Barreau du Québec.

For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.

Event contact

Andrea Tulloch Marketing Events Manager +1 416 868 3329

Speakers

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