This year the 14th annual Engaging Business Forum, hosted by The Coca-Cola Company and sponsored by the International Organization of Employers, the United States Council for International Business, and the US Chamber of Commerce will take place on October 13 – 14, 2022.
We are excited to announce that after 2 years of hosting the forum as a virtual event due to the COVID 19 pandemic, this year’s event will return to in-person at the Coca-Cola Company’s Corporate office in Atlanta as a hybrid event. Although some aspects of the forum will be streaming online live, we hope you will be able to attend in person.
This conference brings together Business, NGO’s, Trade Unions and Government to discuss emerging issues, developments, and good practices regarding respect for human rights and responsible business conduct. The forum provides a unique opportunity for candid discussions between business leaders and human rights experts on the importance of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and the challenges faced by businesses in demonstrating respect for human rights in their operations
This year the conference looks at the future of responsible business conduct – what stakeholders from governments to investors, to civil society will be expecting of businesses this decade to drive respect for human rights throughout their value chains.
While we are working at finalizing the agenda, the key themes to be discussed this year at the forum include:
Law – Where is it going in the human rights space and what does it mean for business
Metrics – Measuring impact in a principled and practical way
Downstream—How businesses should master the next frontier of human rights due diligence
Empowerment—The role of business in driving social equity beyond the workplace
Benchmarks—The future of investor and stakeholder assessment of corporate sustainability
Climate—The imperative and challenges of considering climate risk through a human rights lens
Positive Rights — How should companies practically think about the challenge of addressing socio-economic rights
Remedy and Effective Grievance Mechanisms – How to best uncover harm and support effective remedy collaborations
We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!