At the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2017, more than 2,000 delegates will attend high-level plenaries and discussions on the following topics: environmental preservation with the continuation of work from the Rome-based Climate Manifesto, the evolutions made possible by technology in smart cities, the impact of new technologies on companies, and the opportunities offered by a de-globalized financial system.
Sylvain Guyoton, EcoVadis’ Senior VP Research and Alice Garton, Client Earth’s Company and Financial Project Leader will co-host a 40-minutes panel discussion under the theme of “Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and new frontiers of risks”.
Many corporate attendees at the Women’s Forum are signatories to internationally accepted principles of responsible investment, members of the UN Global Compact and – increasingly – subject to mandatory reporting requirements on non-financial risks including human rights exposures, sustainability and diversity. Access to capital markets, government contracts and wider stakeholder engagement are increasingly contingent on adherence to the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights or their industry-specific applications. How can these emerging, evolving issues best be approached as a governance matter? How can we identify and perform due diligence for these new risks? How can these wider norms and aspirations be incorporated into corporate culture and appropriately reported on? What are the latest trends, particularly in CSR and human rights activism and related litigation?
We will respond to all those questions during the panel discussion on 5th October 2017 from 15:20-16:00.