Roundtable Discussion: Meaningful Right-Holder Engagement during Human Rights Due Diligence

Note: This event will be held in English

Background on Right Holder Engagement
The effective implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) often faces a challenge which consists of the lack of meaningful consultation, dialogue, and engagement with (potentially) affected rights-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. 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.

We must highlight that 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.

About this event
This session will provide a practical overview for business practitioners on how to identify the right holders across the Human Rights Due Diligence 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?

Agenda
— Introduction and Welcome by Linda van Beek, GCNL
— Overview: HRDD and Right Holders’ Engagement by Louise Vytopil, KPMG
— Roundtable discussion with ABN Amro, ASR and academia (rep TBC), moderated by Louise Vytopil, KPMG. Includes limited time for Q&A.
— Closing by Linda van Beek, GCNL.

Hourly Schedule

Event Agenda

14:00 - 14:05
Introduction and Welcome
By Linda van Beek, GCNL
14:05 - 14:15
Overview: HRDD and Right Holders' Engagement
By Louise Vytopil, KPMG
14:15 - 15:15
Roundtable discussion
With ABN Amro, ASR and Academia
15:15 - 15:30
Closing
By Linda van Beek, GCNL

Date

22/11/21
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Organizer

Organized by Global Compact Network Netherlands & KPMG
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