Annual Conference on Business, Human Rights and Sustainability

The NOVA Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment is organising its First Annual Conference on Business, Human Rights and Sustainability organised in partnership with PLMJ, the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as NOVA 4 The Globe. The conference will take place virtually on the 24th and 25th of November 2021. Topics discussed will include Business and Children’s Rights, Corporate Due Diligence and the Digital Transition, Migrant Workers and Decent Work, Corporate Due Diligence and Capital Markets and Business and Human Rights in Portugal.

 

Introductory speeches:

Dussu Djabula, Research Assistant at the NOVA Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment and President of HeForShe Lisboa: An intersectional perspective on Climate Change.

João Pedro Guimarães, Secretary General of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce: The importance of Business, Human Rights and Sustainability for Portuguese Companies.

Claire Bright, Assistant Professor at Nova School of Law and Director of the NOVA Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment: Business, Human Rights and Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities.

Business and Children’s Rights

24th of November

Time: 13:00 to 15:30 (Lisbon Time)

The panel will be in English

Corporate Due Diligence and the Digital Transformation

24th of November

Time: 16:00 to 17:30 (Lisbon Time)

The panel will be in English

Decent Work and Migrant Workers

25th of November

Time: 10:00 to 11:30am (Lisbon Time)

The panel will be in English

Business and Human Rights in Portugal

25th of November

Time: 14:00 to 15:30 (Lisbon Time)

The panel will be in Portuguese

Corporate Due Diligence and Capital Markets

25th of November

Time: 16:00 to 17:30 (Lisbon Time)

The panel will be in English

Concluding speech:

Céline da Graça Pires, Human Rights Manager at BSR and Research Associate at the NOVA Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment: Concluding Remarks on the First Annual Conference on Business, Human Rights and Sustainability.

Scientific committee: Claire Bright, Bruno Ferreira, Odete Severino Soares, Laura Íñigo Álvarez, Eleanor Lumsden, Céline da Graça Pires and Inês Crispim Ribeiro.

Organisation committee: Dussu Djabula, Mariana Ferreira, Alice Milheiras, Roman Bembinov, Ana Carina Duarte, Margarida Arêlo Gonçalves, Sara Pacheco, Sara Félix, Rafaela Oliveira and Shen Shiping.