ClientEarth Summit - Day 1, The role of the law in the fight for our planet
Session 3: Strengthening corporate accountability: how can companies prevent adverse impacts in their supply chain?
9 November at 8:00am EST | 1:00pm GMT | 2:00pm CET - Duration 1 hour
Supply chains are one of the most important levers for businesses to create a positive impact in the world. How can legal frameworks ensure human and environmental rights underpin corporate decisions?
Consumption and investment can lead to human rights violations and environmental destruction in some of our most precious and fragile landscapes, sometimes thousands of miles away. Businesses should take the impact of their supply chains on people and the environment seriously — but unless this is made a mandatory requirement, there is a risk that these concerns become only secondary considerations.
There are several ongoing legislative developments, both at national level and also at EU level, to introduce mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence requirements for companies. We’ll hear from our panel on the challenges and opportunities of these ongoing developments, as well as exploring how similar laws are currently applied.
Speakers Gemma James, Head of Environmental Issues, Principles for Responsible Investment
Lise Smit, Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Sophia Gallo, Volunteer Lawyer for Friends of the Earth France
Clotilde Henriot, Trade and Environment Lead, ClientEarth
Moderator Sarah Ditty, Global Policy Director, Fashion Revolution
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Monday, November 9, 2020 at 1:05 PM
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Head of Environmental Issues @ Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Gemma joined the PRI as a Manager in the Investor Engagements team in 2015. Since March 2019, she is Head of Environmental Issues and is responsible for overseeing investor initiatives, research and engagements on environmental themes. These...
Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights @ British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Lise Smit joined BIICL in March 2015, where she conducts research on corporate human rights due diligence and other aspects of the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Prior to this, Lise was a practising...
Sarah Ditty is Global Policy Director at Fashion Revolution, a global movement campaigning for a fashion industry that conserves and restores the environment and values people over growth and profit. She developed and leads the Fashion...
Senior Law and Policy Advisor, Trade and Environment Lead @ ClientEarth
Clotilde joined ClientEarth in 2013 after working for several years in a French private law firm. Among other projects, she delivers legal advice to on-going law reform processes in the Congo Basin. This work aims to strengthen the rights of...