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Online Certificates
Integrating Human Rights into Business

Four certificates to build your capacity for implementing international standards on human rights into business activities.

In Europe and globally, the corporate governance landscape is changing in an unprecedented way. Companies face increasing risks and pressures regarding their governance and risk management of human rights, the environment and sustainability. The questions as to how new laws will apply to the day-to-day operations of companies across all sectors and of all sizes are increasingly pressing, with fast-paced and fragmented developments and the climate emergency adding to the urgency.

Key Points


Learn from experts

Delivered by experts in the field, with a breadth of experience in this area and engagement within the business, value chains, and various global regions and human rights issues.

Engage with Leading Figures

Each certificate provides opportunities to engage with leading figures in the business and human rights space.

Study with the latest Digital Technology

The content is delivered through a mix of asynchronous (self-paced) and synchronous (live) sessions. A range of tools will be used including interactive online materials such as videos, short briefings, presentations, expert discussions, case studies, quizzes and other activities.

Lord David Neuberger -  President, BIICL - Former President, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Caring about human rights and the environment has now become an integral part of running a business. I am delighted that ESCP and BIICL are working together to offer a valuable resource that goes beyond narrow legal obligations and places this critical topic at the core of business strategy and development.”
Lord David Neuberger
President, BIICL
Former President, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Faculty

Lise Smit - Director - Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights and Director, Human Rights Due Diligence Forum - BIICL

Lise Smit

Scientific Director
Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights and Director, Human Rights Due Diligence Forum
BIICL
Irene Pietropaoli - Research Leader in Business & Human Rights - BIICL

Irene Pietropaoli

Scientific Director
Research Leader in Business & Human Rights
BIICL
David Chekroun - Professor of International Business Law - ESCP Business School

David Chekroun

Scientific Director
Professor of International Business Law - ESCP Business School
LinkedIn

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Online Certificates
Integrating Human Rights into Business
Curriculum

The Integrating Human Rights into Business certificates are designed to be practical and provide specific to real-life situations that business executives are and will be facing. The content frames and builds on the fast-paced and unprecedented ongoing developments that redesign the European corporate human rights, environmental and sustainability landscape.

The certificates will examine and provide answers to critical questions such as;

  • What are the human rights standards applicable to my business?
  • How do we effectively integrate the variety of emerging human rights, environmental, sustainability and other standards?
  • What are the good practices and challenges as experienced by experts within and around the business?
  • What should my business do and how do we start?

The Integrating Human Rights into Business programme offers four 100% online certificates. We recommend taking all four certificates together, but the programme is flexible and allows you to choose a single or combination of certificates best suited for you. Upon completion of each course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from ESCP Business School.

Certificates

Integrating Human Rights into Business Operations
 2 weeks - October 2022

This certificate introduces the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) as the overarching framework that influences today’s fast-changing corporate governance landscape, and how to introduce this into a company’s operations and the corporate group.

Topics:
  • Overview of respect for human rights in value chains
  • Steps that can be used for integrating respect for human rights into value chains include: purchasing practices, contractual clauses and leverage
  • Region, issue and sector-specific examples
  • Engaging with different types of business relationships
Learning Outcomes:
  • To understand the benefits and challenges of human rights in global value chains
  • To be better equipped to undertake human rights due to diligence risk management processes for your company
  • To learn from past experiences including what works and lessons learnt

Integrating Human Rights into Global Value Chains
 2 weeks - November 2022

This certificate focuses on the practical application of integrating respect for human rights into global value chains. It will provide practical insights on how to identify and map human rights risks in the value chain, and how to engage and exercise leverage with business partners.

Topics:
  • Overview of respect for human rights in value chains
  • Steps that can be used for integrating respect for human rights into value chains include: purchasing practices, contractual clauses and leverage
  • Region, issue and sector-specific examples
  • Engaging with different types of business relationships
Learning Outcomes:
  • To understand the benefits and challenges of human rights in global value chains
  • To be better equipped to undertake human rights due to diligence risk management processes for your company
  • To learn from past experiences including what works and lessons learnt

Transparency, Stakeholder Engagement & Remediation
 2 weeks - February 2023

This certificate consists of three interrelated components: transparency, stakeholder engagement and remediation. It will consider practical lessons about how to remediate human rights harms, and how to put in place operational-level grievance mechanisms that comport with international responsible business conduct standards.

Topics:
  • Transparency and communication
  • Engagement with external stakeholders
  • Collective engagement and multi-stakeholder initiatives
  • Remediation and grievance mechanisms
Learning Outcomes:
  • To understand how the business should communicate, and engage with external stakeholders on human rights impacts
  • To understand know how to remediate human rights impacts that have already taken place, and how to develop and implement effective operational-level grievance mechanisms

Integration of Multiple Legal, Industry & International Standards
 2 weeks - March 2023

This certificate aims to help participants understand the various standards for people and the planet in a coherent way and to recognise the value of implementing the UNGPs due to diligence methodology to help business readiness on a wider set of expectations across climate, environment and human rights.

Topics:
  • The new wave of laws: Business and human rights legal developments
  • Industry and international standards relating to human rights
  • Environment, climate change, and sustainability integration within human rights due diligence
Learning Outcomes:
  • To know how different human rights standards applicable to business can be integrated toward a coherent business response.
Lord David Gold - Founder and Principal, David Gold and Associates, LLP

As never before, businesses are recognising the importance of human rights in the way they operate. The courses developed by ESCP Business School and BIICL facilitate this and aid businesses seeking to achieve international standards. The joint expertise that these two respected institutions offer provides participants with second-to-none opportunities.”
Lord David Gold
Founder and Principal, David Gold and Associates, LLP

Prof. Robert McCorquodale - Inclusive Law - Member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

With the rapid developments in legislation, case law and other regulation in relation to business and human rights, it is vitally important that all those working at mid-and senior-levels in business, government, and civil society are aware of these developments. This will enable them to be able to respond effectively, evaluate risks appropriately, and make decisions based on the latest information. These certificates by BIICL and ESCP provide this vital information, with analysis by some of the leading experts in this field.”
Prof. Robert McCorquodale
Inclusive Law
Member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

For more information download the brochure

Online Certificates
Integrating Human Rights into Business
Admissions

Admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a relevant field (incl. business-related areas such as management or accounting, human rights, development or law)
    OR
  • 3 years of professional experience related to the programme

To find out how to join one or more of the Integrating Human Rights into Business certificates,
please contact the recruitment executive.

For more information download the brochure

Online Certificates
Integrating Human Rights into Business
Fees & Financing

Fees:

  • Integrating Human Rights into Business Operations - £2,250
  • Integrating Human Rights into Global Value Chains - £2,250
  • Transparency, Stakeholder Engagement and Remediation - £2,250
  • Integration of multiple legal, Industry and International Standards - £2,250

We recommend taking all four certificates together, but the programme is flexible and allows you to choose a single or combination of certificates best suited for you.
Contact the recruitment executive to learn more.

For more information download the brochure

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