Second Annual Conference of The NOVA BHRE – The Draft Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD): Opportunities And Challenges

Second Annual Conference of The NOVA BHRE - The Draft Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD): Opportunities And Challenges

The focus of the second annual conference will be on the Draft Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive: Opportunities and Challenges. The conference will take place in Lisbon, in an hybrid format, on the 28th and 29th of September 2022.

This year’s edition is organised in partnership with the Portuguese Government, the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, PLMJ and the FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology). It will count with the participation of the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Heidi Hautala, the EU Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, the Secretary-General of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, João Pedro Guimarães, as well as members of the UN Working Group of Business and Human Rights, members of the Portuguese government, scholars, civil society organisations and businesses.

Coordinators: Claire Bright , Laura Íñigo Álvarez and Inês Crispim.

First Day: 28th September

(lisbon time)

13h15 – Opening speeches

14h00 – Panel 1: The Implications of the Draft CSDD for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains

15h15 – Coffee Break

15h45 – Panel 2: The Draft CSDD, Climate Change and the Just Transition

17h00 – Panel 3: The Enforcement of the Draft CSDD (online)

18h30 – End of day one

Second Day: 29th September 2022

(lisbon time)

10h00 – Opening speeches

10h30 – Panel 4:  The interconnections between the Draft CSDD and the Draft Treaty on BHR

12h00 – Lunch break

14h00 – Panel 5: The Draft CSDD and its Implications for Children’s Rights

15h30 – Coffee break

16h00 – Panel 6: The Draft CSDD and Business Conduct in Conflicts-Affected Areas

17h30 – Closing