On the 28th of April 2021 The NOVA BHRE took part in the webinar on The Role of the private sector in the transition to a green, fair, and sustainable economy, organised by the Plataforma Portuguesa. The Portuguese Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Francisco André, and the Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, Ricardo Mourinho Félix delivered the opening remarks, followed by a debate moderated by Claire Bright with a distinguished panel of experts including Maria Shaw Barragan, from the European Investment Bank, Batchi Baldeh, from the African Development Bank, Elina Mikola, from the Finnish Development NGOs, Erika Mendes from Justiça Ambiental / Friends of the Earth Mozambique and Erinch Sahan from the World Fair Trade Organization.
On the 21st and 22nd of April 2021, on the occasion of Earth Day 2021, the NOVA Consumer lab organised, in partnership with the NOVA Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment, a conference on Sustainability & Consumption in which the EU Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders and the Portuguese Secretary of State for Trade, Services and Consumers Protection, João Torres, gave the welcome address. The online conference gathered nearly 50 panellists. Claire Bright gave an overview of the current legislative landscape concerning Sustainable Supply Chains in the panel on “Consumer Law and Sustainability”.
On the 30th of March, in the framework of the course on Law and Cinema coordinated by Francisco Pereira Coutinho and Nova School of Law with the Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, we screened the #bizhumanrights documentary film Under Rich Earth by Malcolm Rogge which was introduced by Claire Bright followed by a live Q&A session with the film director.
NOVA BHRE participated in the ‘Tercer Coloquio sobre Responsibilidad Empresarial y Derechos Humanos’ in which Claire Bright joined the panel on ‘debida diligence en derechos humans como una nueva frontera?’ with Daneille Anne Pamplona, Alejandra Ancheita, Martha Herrera, Germán Zamara, chaired by Humberto Cantú Rivera: https://www.udem.edu.mx/es/derecho-y-ciencias-sociales/eventos/tercer-coloquio-sobre-responsabilidad-empresarial-y-derechos
On the 25th of March, The NOVA BHRE participated in the webinar organised by the ILO on ‘Le travail décent dans une économie mondialisée: quelques leçons des initiatives publiques et privées’ in which Guillaume Delautre, Elizabeth Echeverría Manrique, Rémi Bourguignon, Claire Bright and Arianna Rossi presented their respective contributions to the following volume available here.
On the 17th of March 2021, in the framework of the ‘SPEED’ webinar series organised by Nova School of Law, Laura Íñigo Álvarez presented her current research about the effectiveness of non-judicial remedies for business-related human rights abuses: the case of National Contact Points at the OECD. The commentator of this session was Nicolas Hachez, Acting Manager for NCP Coordination, OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct.
The NOVA BHRE was delighted to participate in the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Teaching BHR Forum through a webinar in which John Ruggie, Christopher Patz and Claire Bright discussed the legislative developments on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence at the EU level.
On the 10th of February 2021, in the framework of the ‘SPEED’ webinar series, organised by Nova School of Law, Annaloes Hoff presented her work on “The ‘Vulnerable’ corporation? Ethnographic insights on corporate power in the face of anti-mining activism in Colombia, and Prof. Claire Bright acted as the commentator.
On the 29th of January 2021, Prof. Claire Bright gave a presentation entitled Le devoir de diligence dans les chaînes d’approvisionnement: le point de vue des parties prenantes [Due diligence through the Supply Chains: the perspectives of multi-stakeholders’ at the webinar entitled ‘RSE, internormativités et approche par les parties prenantes: l’exemple de l’Union européenne’, Organised by the Université Paris I and the CNRS.
On 19 November 2020 Prof. Claire Bright and Dr Irene Pietropaoli gave a presentation on Debida Diligencia y Cambio Climático [ Due Diligence and Climate Change] in the Congreso Italo-Español sobre la Lucha en Clave Judicial Frente Al Cambio Climático organised by Francisco Javier ZAMORA CABOT and coordinated by Maria Chiara Marullo. The programme is available here.
The Nova Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment was delighted to participate in the 55th Symposium of the German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) on 10 November 2020, in which Prof. Claire Bright gave the keynote speech on the current regulations in Europe concerning sustainability in supply chains.
The UN Business and Human Rights Treaty: Between Utopia and Reality? On the 9th of November 2020 at 3pm CET Claire Bright, Jelena Aparac, Surya Deva, Jernej Letnar Černič and Gorazd Justinek discussed the Second Revised Draft of the binding treaty in an Academic Forum organised by the New University. The recording of the webinar is available here.
The NOVA BHRE was delighted to participate in the European SDG Summit 2020 on 27 October 2020. Alexandra Palli (Head CSR, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Claire Bright (Director of NOVA SBE), Konstantinos Karvounakis (Senior Product Manager, Eurocert), Nikos Papathanasis (Alternate Mininster of Development and Investments, Hellenic Republic), Anne Touboulic (Assistant Professor, Nottingham University Business School), Angelica Patrouba (Public Affairs & Communication Director, Coca-Cola and Ionnis Konstantinidis (CSR Management, Liddl Hellas) discussed sustainable practices in the Roundtable on Transforming Supply Chains in Value Chains.