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BSR Member Engagement Month

Raising Ambition.

Delivering Impact.

October 12-28, 2021

Member Engagement Month is now over, but members can still register to access the content on-demand until October 2022.

Virtual Roundtables on Emerging Issues Session

Finance, Investment, and Human Rights 101


October 20, 2021
11:00 am-12:00 pm (EDT)


20 October 2021
15:00-16:00 (UTC)


20 October 2021
23:00-00:00 (HKT)

Sessions and speakers are subject to change.

Human rights are rapidly becoming a top priority for financial institutions, including banks and institutional investors across regions and asset classes. Recent regulatory developments in the EU are centering human rights at the heart of the region’s financial system, while the convergence between material risks for business and salient risks to people are increasingly evident. This session will explore the human rights responsibilities of financial actors, and how to apply the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to financial services.

Scheduled Speakers

  • Anita Ramasastry, Representative , UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
  • Ariel Smilowitz, Investment Stewardship, BlackRock
  • Naomi Resnick, Senior Manager, Social Impact, Scotiabank

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