Annual Galway Business and Human Rights Symposium

Annual Galway Business and Human Rights Symposium

A symposium organised by the Irish Centre for Human Rights 

"Non-Financial Reporting:  Implications for business and human rights in Ireland"

 Tuesday 2 April 2019 
11am - 3pm, Room THB G011, Hardiman Building
National University of Ireland Galway

 The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway will host a half-day symposium exploring the growing role of non-financial reporting in the context of international and national efforts aimed at advancing business respect for human rights. This event will explore recent international developments in this area and consider the implications in an Irish context of the recent incorporation of EU Directive 2014/95/EU requiring non-financial and diversity disclosures by certain business enterprises. The symposium will bring together a number of legal and policy experts from various fields to discuss the implications of non-financial reporting for business and human rights.  

Symposium participants include

  • Professor Karin Buhmann, Department of Management, Society and Communication, Copenhagen Business School
  • Claire O’Regan, Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement
  • Professor Anita Ramasastry, University of Washington; United Nations Working Group on business and human rights 
  • Dr Shane Darcy, Senior Lecturer, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
  • Siobhán Curran, Policy & Advocacy Advisor, Trócaire
  • Mairead Keigher, Reporting Program Manager, Shift
  • Patrick Flanagan, Office of the Compliance Adviser Ombudsman, World Bank Group
  • Brian Gray, Corporate Sustainability Coordinator, ESB Group 

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 Registration rates (including a light lunch):

·       Professionals (3 CPD points available):                   €50
·       University/civil society/unwaged:                            No charge