2022 Hybrid Program

2022 Hybrid Engaging Business Forum

14th Annual Atlanta Business & Human Rights Conference

Sponsored by the U.S. Council for International Business, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the International Organization of Employers. Hosted by The Coca-Cola Company.

October 13th – 14th

 

Agenda 


OCTOBER 13 2022

8:30-8:45 AM EST

Welcome by Corporate SVP & Global Chief People Officer Lisa Chang

Discussion with The Coca-Cola Company’s Chairman and CEO James Quincey

 

8:45-8-50 AM EST

Introduction to Keynote Address – James Quincey

 

8:50–9:10 AM EST

Keynote Address – Gilbert F. Houngbo, Director-General of the ILO

 

9:10-9:15 AM EST

Opening Introduction – Paul LalliGlobal Vice President, Human Rights, The Coca-Cola Company

 

9:15-10:30 AM EST

Panel 1: Law – where is it going?

Moderator – Yousuf AftabDirector, Atelier Aftab

  • Janina LukasHead of Ethics and Social Compliance, Bayer
  • Archana KotechaCEO and Founder, The Remedy Project
  • Jonathan DrimmerPartner, Paul Hastings
  • Sarah AltschullerBusiness and Human Rights Counsel, Verizon

 

10:30-10:45 AM EST

Networking Break

 

10:45 AM– 12:00 PM EST

Panel 2: Metrics – measuring impact in a principled and practical way

Moderator – Paul LalliGlobal Vice President, Human Rights, The Coca-Cola Company

  • Helen RipmeesterAssociate Director, Inclusive Value Chains & Private Sector, Oxfam
  • Paula LuffDirector of ESG Research & Engagement, DSC Meridian Capital
  • Heidi Koester OliveiraGlobal Director of Social Impact, Mars
  • David VermijsDirector of Business Engagement, Shift

 

12:00-1:15 PM EST

Lunch

 

1:15 -2:30 PM EST

Panel 3: Downstream – how businesses should master the next frontier of human rights due diligence Moderator – Adam Smith-AnthonyPartner & Head of Business and Human Rights, Omnia Strategy

  • Miranda SissonsDirector of Human Rights, Meta
  • Tran CheExecutive Counsel – Head of Human Rights, GE
  • David PettetGlobal Human Rights and Sustainable Supply Chain Director, Reckitt
  • Christine KaufmannChair, Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct, OECD

 

2:30–3:45 PM EST

Panel 4: Empowerment- the role of business in driving social equity beyond the workplace

Moderator – Arvind GanesanDirector of Business and Human Rights, Human Rights Watch

  • Sue LongleyGeneral Secretary, IUF
  • Sara EnrightDirector of Sustainability Collaborations, BSR GBCAT
  • Jocelyn CascioSupply Chain Sustainability Senior Manager, Intel
  • Erika SmithMicrosoft Philanthropies – Manager, Microsoft

 

3:45-5:00 PM EST

Panel 5: Benchmarks – the future of investor and stakeholder assessment of corporate sustainability

Moderator – Tom MackallSenior Counsel, United States Council for International Business

  • Matthias ThornsDeputy Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers
  • Michael GoltzmanGlobal Vice President, Public Policy, Environmental Sustainability & Social Impact, The Coca-Cola Company
  • John WilsonVice President & Director of Corporate Engagement, Calvert
  • Aine ClarkHead of KnowTheChain and Investor Strategy for the Business and Human Rights Research Centre

 

5:00–7:30PM EST

Cocktail Reception

 


OCTOBER 14 2022

8:45-9:00 AM EST

Welcome Day 2 and recap of previous days discussion

 

9:00–10:15 AM EST

Panel 1: Climate – the imperative and challenges of considering climate risk through a human rights lens

Moderator John MorrisonChief Executive Officer, Institute for Human Rights and Business

  • Suzanne SpearsFounding Partner, Paxus LLP
  • Roberto Suarez SantosSecretary General, International Organisation of Employers
  • Bettina ReinbothDirector of Human Rights & Social Issues, PRI

 

10:15-10:30 AM EST

Break

 

10:30-11:45AM EST

Panel: 2 Positive Rights – how should companies practically think about the challenge of addressing socio-economic rights

Moderator – Mark WielgaExecutive Director, Nomogaia

  • Glenn SpencerSenior Vice President of the Employment Policy Division, US Chamber of Commerce
  • Alice Cope Director and Chief of Operations, Pillar Two
  • Sue AllchurchChief of Outreach and Engagement, UN Global Compact
  • Richa MittalSenior Director of Agriculture and Supply Chain Innovation, Fair Labor Association

 

11:45 AM-1:00 PM EST

Panel 3: Remedy and Grievance Mechanisms – how to best uncover harm and support effective remedy collaborations

Moderator – Fernanda HopenhaymUN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

  • Margaux Day Policy Director, Accountability Counsel
  • Louise HerringExecutive Director, Aim Progress
  • Whitney MayerDirector of Global Sustainability and ESG, Hershey
  • Dr. Karl MackieChief Executive and Founder President,Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution

1:00-1:10 PM EST

Remarks and Reflections – Paul Lalli

 

1:10-2:25 PM EST

Lunch