Meaningful Right-Holder Engagement during Human Rights Due Diligence

NB: This event is only for organizations that joined the UN Global Compact and will be held in English.

Background on Right Holder Engagement
Companies aiming to effectively implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) often face a challenge in the lack of meaningful consultation, dialogue, and engagement with (potentially) affected right-holders during the human rights due diligence (HRDD) process.

In accordance with the framework of UNGPs, specifically Principle 18, the meaningful engagement of potentially affected groups and other stakeholders is an essential component of due diligence processes. In practice, however, vulnerable or affected groups are often excluded from the process, rarely have an equal say and their voice is not being captured. Although there is no one fits all approach to right holder engagement, as right holders differ in type, and the companies differ in size, sector, purpose, and other business parameters, some guidance in this respect can be given.

About this event
This session will provide a practical overview for business practitioners on how to identify the right-holders across the HRDD process, understand their concerns, and decide on the level of engagement with them.
This Webinar will address the following questions:
– What is the difference between stakeholders and right-holders in HRDD?
– How can I identify key stakeholders and right-holders, and consider their vulnerability?
– How can I best capture their voices, especially when under time and budget constraints?
– What does ‘meaningful engagement’ actually look like?

Moderator: Jan van den Herik

Moderator: Jan van den Herik

Global Compact Network Netherlands

Linda van Beek

Linda van Beek

Global Compact Network Netherlands

Marianne van Keep

Marianne van Keep

Verstegen Spices & Sauces BV

Louise Vytopil

Louise Vytopil

KPMG

Nicola Jägers

Nicola Jägers

Tilburg University

Hourly Schedule

Event Agenda

Introduction by GCNL
Perspectives from academia by Tilburg University
Discussion with ARS Insurance, Verstegen Spices & Sauces BV, and KPMG Q&A session included
Closing by GCNL

Date

25/01/22
Expired!

Time

10:00 - 11:30

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Organizer

Organized by Global Compact Network Netherlands & KPMG
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