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Wednesday, December 1 • 4:50pm - 6:00pm
Closing Plenary

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Moderators
avatar for Fernanda Hopenhaym

Fernanda Hopenhaym

member, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Ms. Fernanda Hopenhaym is Co-Executive Director at Project on Organizing, Development, Education and Research (PODER), an organization in Latin America dedicated to corporate accountability. Since 2006 Ms. Hopenhaym has been working on issues related to human rights and financial... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Asako Okai

Asako Okai

UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Crisis Bureau, UNDP
Ms. Asako Okai officially began her role as UNDP's Assistant Administrator and Director for the Crisis Bureau on August 22, 2018. In this role, she leads UNDP's corporate crisis-related work and drives UNDP's vision and priorities for crisis prevention, response, and recovery.Ms... Read More →
avatar for Roberto Suárez Santos

Roberto Suárez Santos

Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
Roberto Suárez Santos was appointed Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) on 26 October 2018, having held the post of Deputy Secretary-General since December 2012.Prior to joining the IOE, Roberto was ILO Programme Director for the promotion of youth... Read More →
avatar for Benito Calixto Guzman

Benito Calixto Guzman

Co-president, Indigenous Caucus
He is a Quechua from the Pasco region (Peru). He is an indigenous leader for the defense, promotion and effective implementation of indigenous communities’ rights in general and communities affected by mining.He is currently the General Coordinator of the Andean Coordinator of Indigenous... Read More →
avatar for John W. H. Denton AO

John W. H. Denton AO

Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)- The World Business Organization
John W.H. Denton AO is the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He is a global business leader and international advisor on policy and a legal expert on international trade and investment.He is also a Board member of the United Nations Global Compact and... Read More →
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Caroline Rees

President, Shift
Caroline Rees is President and Co-Founder of Shift. Shift is a non-profit mission-driven organization that works across all continents and sectors to challenge assumptions, push boundaries, and redefine corporate practice, in order to build a world where business gets done with respect... Read More →
avatar for Tara Van Ho

Tara Van Ho

Co-President, Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association
On 1 December, I am joining UK academics in strike action. The UK government’s approach to funding higher education has changed the nature of the industry, leading to greater job insecurity and rising workloads amongst academics. We also face gendered pay inequality, pay devaluation... Read More →
avatar for Stela Luz Andreatta Herschmann

Stela Luz Andreatta Herschmann

Climate policy specialist, Climate Observatory
Stela has a master's degree in Business Administration from EBAPE/FGV with an emphasis on Government, Institutions and Public Policies and a master's degree in Environmental Law and Policies from Duke University. She is a specialist in Environmental Law from PUC-Rio and has worked... Read More →
avatar for Elżbieta Karska

Elżbieta Karska

Vice-chair, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Ms. Elżbieta Karska is a Professor and the Head of the Department of Protection of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and the Director of the Institute of International Law, European Union and International Relations at the Faculty of Law and Administration, Cardinal... Read More →
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Anita Ramasastry

Member, Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Ms. Anita Ramasastry is the Roland L. Hjorth Professor of Law and the Director of the Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development at the University of Washington School Of Law. She researches and teaches in the fields of law and development, anti-corruption, international... Read More →
avatar for Githu Muigai

Githu Muigai

member, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Mr. Githu Muigai is current Professor of Public Law, Department of Public Law, University of Nairobi; Chairman at the Council of Legal Education in Kenya; and Senior Partner, Mohammed & Muigai Advocates. He previously served as a Commissioner with the former Constitution of Kenya... Read More →
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Surya Deva

member, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Mr. Surya Deva is a Professor at the Macquarie Law School, University of Macquarie, Sydney. He researches in the areas of business and human rights, India-China constitutional law, international human rights law, and sustainable development. Deva has published extensively in these... Read More →



Wednesday December 1, 2021 4:50pm - 6:00pm CET
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