10:30   Day 2, 1 December

Breakout IV: Business and Human Rights

Breakout I Business and Human Rights

New Frontiers of Corporate Responsibility: Unpacking Challenges, Opportunities and Trends at the Nexus of Human Rights and ESG

Organised by FutureBoards

Venue: Galaxy 2

The objective of this session is to take a closer look at the realities of business’s human rights responsibility. The Norwegian Transparency Act has put a stronger spotlight on business’s human rights responsibility and entails new statutory duties for the company and the board. Both the statutory statements from the companies and concrete experiences from companies that have worked for a long time with their human rights responsibility, provide insight into the realities of this responsibility.


  • H.E. Mr Espen Rikter-Svendsen, Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh
  • Ms Turid Solvang, CEO, FutureBoards
  • Ms Belinda Hlatshwayo, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, UNDP
  • Mr Jostein Kobbeltveit, Executive Director, Rafto Foundation for Human Rights

Moderator: Ms Sara D’Anzeo, Partnerships Specialist, United Nations ESCAP

Registration will be open
in September 2023

Registration will be open in September 2023