Human Rights Day commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe Dec. 10 as Human Rights Day. In honor of this, Nasdaq and BrownFlynn are hosting a special conversation on the implications of human rights issues on modern global business. Growing shareholder and stakeholder interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues continues to raise awareness about the relationship between modern global business practices and human rights issues. Many corporations are taking the lead by developing very specific and detailed Human Rights Policies and Position Statements. They are publicly disclosing how they address the most salient human rights impacts and are making these publicly available through voluntary reporting. New regulatory requirements will soon make similar approaches mandatory for companies of a certain size operating in certain jurisdictions. In fact, the Business & Human Rights Resource Center serves as a clearinghouse for such corporate disclosures on Human Rights, as do others, such as the Shift UN Guiding Principle Reporting Framework database. In addition, business groups like the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) have dedicated programing aimed at supporting members in understanding emerging corporate human rights issues and offering a channel of feedback to represent business perspectives to stakeholders on these developments. Hear from leading experts on the intersection of business and Human Rights: Evan Harvey, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Nasdaq; Ariel Meyerstein, PhD, Vice President, Labor Affairs, Corporate Responsibility & Corporate Governance, United States Council for International Business (USCIB); Beth Holzman, Independent Business & Human Rights Advisor; Paul Lalli, Global Counsel – Labor & Human Rights, General Electric
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