Keynote: The ‘S’ in ESG: The Role of Investors in Driving Respect for Human Rights (EN)

24 Apr 2019
09:40
Plenary

Keynote: The ‘S’ in ESG: The Role of Investors in Driving Respect for Human Rights (EN)

How and why are investors considering human rights in their investment decisions, and what social risks might we see down the road? In this session, we will hear from Harvard Professor John Ruggie, one of the world’s leading experts on sustainable development, who developed the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Mr. Ruggie will deliver a keynote address on the ’S’ in ESG, while drawing attention to the vital role of investors in protecting and advancing human rights through the adoption of responsible business conduct standards such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.