DAY 2 - Friday 19 June 2015



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08:00 - 09:00 Registration

09:30 - 11:00

Room CC1

Corporate climate change reporting:
What are the real impacts?
Background document

Governments and investors are increasingly requiring companies to report on their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change-related risks. This session will explore the impacts of current reporting schemes in triggering (or not) company action in reducing emissions and addressing climate change risks through their supply chains.

Lois Guthrie, Executive Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board

Thomas Gourdon, Program Manager, GHG, Environmental and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), France
Teresa Fogelberg, Deputy Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative
Sanjib Bezbaroa, Vice-President, Corporate Environment, Health & Safety, ITC India
Jane Thostrup Jagd, Director, Lead Compliance Officer, A.P. Moller - Maersk Group
Severin Fischer, Head of Environment, BNP Paribas

09:30 - 11:00

Room CC7

Competition law and RBC
Session note | Background document

Both the UN Guiding Principles and the OECD Guidelines recommend the use and increase of leverage as a strategy to pressure other enterprises to be more responsible, for example, by co-operation with other enterprises or by participation in multi-stakeholder initiatives. However, competition law may pose a challenge to this approach by discouraging collaboration for fear that it may lead to collusion. This session will discuss potential issues related to RBC and competition law, as well as recommendations for managing them.

Antonio Capobianco, Senior Competition Expert, OECD

Jill Walker, Commissioner, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Anna Gerbrandy, Professor, Competition Law, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Anne Riley, Associate General Counsel, Antitrust, Shell International
Robert M. Langer, Partner, Wiggin and Dana LLP

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break


11:30 - 13:00

Room CC1


Due diligence along agricultural supply chains | Session note

The nature and extent of due diligence is affected by factors such as the size of the enterprise, the context of its operations, the nature of its products or services, and the severity of adverse impacts. This session will explore the responsibilities of various types of investors and enterprises operating along agricultural supply chains and how they can collaborate with various stakeholders to carry out due diligence. The discussion will draw from the FAO-OECD guidance for responsible agricultural supply chains and feed into possible practical tools to help implement the guidance.

Mella Frewen, Director General, FoodDrinkEurope

David Imbert, Sustainability Analyst and Controller, Barry Callebaut
David Brussa, Quality Director, Illy
Bernd Schanzenbaecher, Managing Partner, EBG Capital
Olaf Brugman, President, Round Table on Responsible Soy
Irit Tamir, Special Advisor, Private Sector, Oxfam America

11:30 - 13:00

Room CC7

Better partnerships for responsible garment and textile supply chains 
Session note

This session will focus on re-defining partnerships with suppliers, government, workers and non-traditional business partners for transformational change in the textile and garment sector supply chain. It will analyse the feasibility of these partnerships in light of traditional business models, the core criteria for success, and how each of these partnerships may interact and complement each other to promote scalable change in the sector.

Per N. Bondevik, Managing Director, Norwegian Ethical Trading Initiative (IEH)

Laura Chapman Rubbo, Director, International Labor Standards, The Walt Disney Company
Miriam Neale, Head of Brand Outreach, Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
Patrick Laine, CEO, Better Cotton Initiative
Christian Hagemann, Desk Officer, Sustainability Standards, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany [tbc]
Olaf Schmidt, Global Sector Head, Retail, Real Estate & Hotel Investments, International Finance Corporation

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch break


Lunchtime presentation

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Room CC10 

Improving corporate accountability, the role of indicators and public benchmarks

This lunchtime session organised by the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) & the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) will be an opportunity to reflect on the role of indicators and benchmarking in improving corporate accountability.

John Morrison, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business

Allan Lerberg Jørgensen, Department Director, Human Rights and Development, DIHR
Margaret Wachenfeld, Steering Committee Member, CHRB

Lunchtime presentation

By invitation only

OECD Trust and Business Project

Presentation of the OECD Trust and Business Project, which aims to build trust in governments and markets by bridging the implementation gap in the application of international rules for business conduct, including the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, by both companies and governments.

14:30 - 16:00

Room CC1

Preventing and mitigating adverse impacts: Appropriate responses from investors | Session note

The session will explore how investors can respond when their due diligence processes reveal a direct link to real or potential adverse impacts in the context of their investments (e.g. through individual engagement with investee entities, collective action to mitigate adverse impacts, or divestment). Panellists will share experiences with successful response strategies and will discuss challenges and limitations to response options.

Fabrizio Ferraro, Professor of Strategic Management, IESE Business School University of Navarra

Leon Kamhi, Head of Responsibility, Hermes Investment Management
Olivia Watson, Head of Investor Engagement, Principles for Responsible Investment
Ana Pot, Senior Sustainability Specialist, APG Asset Management
Pierre Habbard, Senior Policy Advisor, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)
Raymond Dhirani, Manager, Sustainable Finance, WWF-UK

14:30 - 16:00

Room CC7

RBC in the extractive industries in face of resource constraints | Session note

Recent research has revealed that even in the face of plunging commodity prices, extractive industries continue to prioritise budgeting for RBC-related activities. This demonstrates these are increasingly viewed as core business functions. This session will focus on the challenges extractive companies face and strategies they employ to ensure provision of adequate resources for RBC.

Lisa Sachs, Director, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Ben Chalmers, Vice President, Sustainable Development, Mining Association of Canada
Stephen Burega, CEO and Founder, Rakai Resources Ltd.
Joan Carling, Secretary-General, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
Tabe van Hoolwerff, Legal Counsel, Shell

16:00 - 17:00

Room CC1

Closing plenary

This closing plenary will sum up the Global Forum discussions, with a focus on key considerations for moving the global RBC agenda forward, including the elaboration of a long term vision for RBC.

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This event is a sustainable event, organised in line with the OECD's environmental policy.


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