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Innovate Rights: New Thinking on Business and Human Rights 2019

Tue 14 May 2019, 8am - Thu 16 May 2019, 5pm TYPE - Conference

Event details


Tue 14 May 2019, 8am - Thu 16 May 2019, 5pm


UNSW CBD Campus 1 O'Connell Street Level 6 Sydney, NSW 2000

The roles of business and government in relation to human rights are undergoing profound change. With government retreating in many policy areas, business is increasingly being called upon to address human rights challenges.

The conference will bring together local and global leaders from business, civil society, government and academia to explore innovations in business and policy, opportunities for business to play a greater role in improving human rights and practical solutions to rights challenges that industry is facing.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Julia Gillard (former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership at King's College London)
  • Dr David Cooke (Konica Minolta)
  • Jaana Quaintance-James (The ICONIC)
  • Andy Hall (migrant worker rights specialist)
  • Auret van Heerden (fair labour advisor)
  • Professor Megan Davis (UNSW Sydney)
  • Nick Grono (The Freedom Fund)
  • Professor Jennifer Burn (Interim Anti-Slavery Commissioner NSW)

As well as:

  • Senator Lisa Singh
  • Laura McManus (Woolworths)
  • Moe Turaga (worker advocate)
  • Margaret Stuart (Nestle)
  • Nicolette Boele (Responsible Investment Association Australasia)
  • Professor David Kinley (University of Sydney)

Registration is not available