DAY 1 - Thursday 18 June 2015



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08:00 - 09:00 Registration

09:30 - 10:00

Room CC1

Welcoming remarks and opening address 

Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD | transcript

10:00 - 12:00

Room CC1

Developing a long-term vision for responsible business conduct | Session note

This high-level opening plenary will lay the ground for defining a long-term vision for responsible business conduct to be launched on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in 2016. The panellists will discuss how RBC can contribute to achieving major universal goals, such as those to be agreed under the post- 2015 development and climate change agendas.

Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct

Charles Rivkin, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, United States
Thomas Silberhorn, State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
Richard Howitt, European Parliament Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility
Amina Mohammed, UN Secretary-General Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning
Shun-ichi Murata, Deputy Executive Secretary, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Peter Bakker, President and CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
David Nussbaum, Chief Executive, WWF-UK

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch break

12:00 - 13:20

Room CC10

Consultation | COMPASS: A guide for business action on Sustainable Development Goals

Global Reporting Initiative, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and UN Global Compact will present and solicit feedback on the latest draft of the COMPASS guide.

Teresa Fogelberg, Deputy Executive Director, Global Reporting Initiative

Carina Larsfalten, Managing Director, Global Policy Affairs, World Business Council on Sustainable Development
Charlotte Frérot, Programme Manager, UN Global Compact France
Pietro Bertazzi, Senior Manager, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Global Reporting Initative
Jonathan Greenhill, Policy Director, Business Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) (tbc)


13:30 - 15:00

Room CC1

Improving access to remedy | Session note | Background document

This session will discuss progress made in improving access to remedy for victims of adverse impacts from business conduct. It will also discuss the contribution of National Contact Points for the OECD Guidelines in providing access to remedy and promoting RBC worldwide, as well as recent measures to strengthen NCP functioning and the challenges NCPs face in engaging stakeholders.

Hans Petter Graver, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

Lene Wendland, Head, Business & Human Rights Team, UN Office of the Human Rights Commissioner
Jean-Marie Paugam, President, National Contact Point, France
Herve Deguine, Director, Civil Society and NGOs, Michelin Group
Dwight Justice, Policy Advisor, Economic and Social Policy, International Trade Union Confederation
Ingrid Gubbay, Head, Human Rights and Environmental Law, Europe, Hausfeld
Kris Genovese, Senior Researcher at SOMO and Coordinator of OECD Watch, Netherlands

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 17:00

Room CC1

China's approach to responsible business | Session note

This session will focus on recent developments in the approach by the Chinese government to promoting RBC both in China and among Chinese investors abroad.

Malin Oud, Managing Director, Tracktwo and Senior Advisor, Institute for Human Rights and Business

Laurent Chevalier, President, Gas and Power Ventures China, Total (China) Investment Co. Ltd.
Xiaohui LIANG, Chief R&D Officer, Office for Social Responsibility, China National Textile and Apparel Council 
Lihui SUN, Director, China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers and Exporters
Felipe Palacios Sureda, Investment Affairs Manager and Negotiator, European Commission
Aung Tun Thet, President’s Economic Advisor and Focal Point on Responsible Business Conduct, Myanmar
Emmanuel Freudenthal, Lead, Due Diligence, Global Witness

17:00 - 18:30

Room CC1

Responsibility in international sporting events | Session note

International sporting events involve an intensely competitive bidding process for the host country and large corporate sponsorship amounts. In light of the upcoming Brazil (2016), PyeongChang (2018), Tokyo (2020) Olympics and FIFA World Cups in Russia (2018) and Qatar (2022), this session will be an opportunity to reflect on the role and responsibilities of governments, international bodies and enterprises (such as IOC, FIFA and Formula One) in ensuring that RBC standards are observed throughout the organisation of such events.

Christine Kaufmann, Co-Chair, Advisory Board, Swiss National Contact Point and Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Zurich

John Morrison, Executive Director, Institute for Human Rights and Business
Jörg Vollmüller, Head of Commercial, Legal Division, FIFA
Simon Kuper, Journalist, Financial Times
Sandro Mesquita, Director, Corporate Citizenship and Special Assignments, DIRECTV Latin America
Jin Sook Lee, Migration, Gender & Campaign Director, Building and Wood Worker's International

18:30 - 20:00

Cocktail reception

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