2021 Virtual Program

2021 Virtual Engaging Business Forum

13th 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 14th – 15th

Taking place virtually

There is no fee to attend the forum; however, all participants must register in advance. Seating is limited for this forum, so you are strongly encouraged to register earlyIf you would like to participate, please register here. 

If you have any questions please contact Diana Mendez at dmendez@uscib.org



DAY 1 – October 14


8:30 – 8:35

Welcome –

Lisa Chang, Chief People Officer, The Coca-Cola Company


8:35 – 8:45

Opening and Keynote Introduction –

James Quincey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company  


8:45 – 8:55

8:55 – 9:15

Keynote address –

Amina Mohammed Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Conversation with Amina Mohammed and James Quincey


9:15 – 10:30

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights roadmap and implementation: moving through the next 10 years

Moderator –

 Dante Pesce Vice-Chair of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

·        Paul Lalli, Vice President Global Human Rights, The Coca-Cola Company

·        Roberto Suárez Santos, Deputy Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers (IOE)

·        Diana Chavez, Executive Director of the Private Sector Regional Centre for the Support of UN Sustainable Development Goals

·        Andrea Shemberg, Chair, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights


10:30 – 11:45

The Meaning of Social Justice on a Global Scale

Moderator –

Gabriella Rigg Herzog, Vice President, Labor Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, United States Council on International Business

·        Martha Newton, Deputy Director-General for Policy, International Labour Organization

·        Reverend Professor Keith Magee, Chair and Professor of Practice of Social Justice, Newcastle University

·        Michael Bride, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, PVH

·        Mamadou Diallo, Deputy Secretary General, International Trade Union Confederation

·        Noura Alturki, Vice-President, Nesma Holding Co.


11:45 – 11:50



Paul Lalli – Vice President Global Human Rights, The Coca-Cola Company

DAY 2 – October 15



Day 2 Opening, Welcome and Recap-

Paul Lalli, Vice President Global Human rights, The Coca-Cola Company



The COVID 19 Pandemic – Human Rights Impacts


John Morrison, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Human Rights and Business

·     Introductory Statement – Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner

·   Lene Wendland, Chief, Business and Human Rights, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

·        David Schilling, Senior Program Director – Human Rights & Resources, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

·        Matthias Thorns, Deputy Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers

·        Minky Worden, Director of Global Initiatives, Human Rights Watch 

·        Shubha Sekhar, Human and Workplace Rights Director, The Coca-Cola Company



10:00 -10:15

Keynote address –

Kailash Satyarthi – Nobel peace prize laureate and Child Rights Activist

Conversation with Kailash Satyarthi and Lisa Chang



2021 The Year to Eliminate Child Labor

Moderator –

Paul Lalli – Vice President Global Human Rights, The Coca-Cola Company

·        Anousheh Karvar, Chair of Alliance 8.7

·        Heidi Koester Oliveira, Global Director, Social Impact, Mars Incorporated

·        Amar Lal, Child Rights activist

·        Nina Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Goodweave

·        Carlos Mendieta, Director of Sustainability, PetStar




Paul Lalli – Vice President Global Human Rights, The Coca-Cola Company