2020 Virtual Engaging Business Forum

12th 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 7th, 2020, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

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 Kendall Thibeadeau at

8:00 – 8:05 Welcome –

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

8:05 – 8:15 Opening and Keynote Introduction –

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

8:15 – 8:45 Key note address

• Michelle Bachelet – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

8:45 – 10:00 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights beyond 2021: What has worked, what hasn’t, what needs to be done – the next decade of action of the UNGPs

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

• Brent Wilton, Director of Global Workplace and Human Rights, The Coca-Cola Company

• Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation

• Matthias Thorns, Deputy Secretary-General, international Organisation of Employers

10:00 – 10:15 Keynote address

• Guy Ryder – Director-General of the International Labour Organization

10:15-10:20 Break
10:25-11:40 Diversity at the workplace and beyond – What now needs to happen

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

• Cherie Blair, Founder and Chair of Omnia Strategy

• Lori George Billingsley, Chief Diversity Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

• Anita Ramasastry, Chair of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

• Jill Savitt, President and CEO, The Center for Civil and Human Rights

11:40-11:55 Keynote Address-

• Cherie Blair, Founder and Chair of Omnia Strategy

11:55-12:00 Closing

• Brent Wilton – Global Director Human and Workplace Rights, The Coca-Cola Company