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Online Certificate
Integrating Human Rights into Business Operations

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 the company’s own operations and the corporate group.

Objectives


1 To understand the UNGPs and their impact on your company’s own operations
2 To identify and map the human rights risks of one’s company

Key Points


The course is offered in English, through a mix of asynchronous and synchronous (live) teaching sessions.
A range of tools will be used including interactive online materials such as videos and information, short briefings and presentations, expert discussions, case studies, quizzes and other activities.
You will learn from 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.
You will have opportunities to engage with leading figures in the business and human rights space.

Curriculum

  • Introduction to Business and Human Rights
  • Overview of the UNGPs
  • Engagement with internal stakeholders within the business
  • Due diligence in the company’s own operations and the corporate group
  • Multinational companies and how to respond to conflicting local requirements in various geographical areas of operation

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
Moira Thompson Oliver - Human and Digital Rights Expert and Sustainability Lawyer

Moira Thompson Oliver

Instructor
Human and Digital Rights Expert and Sustainability Lawyer
LinkedIn
Andrea Shemberg - Chair, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI)

Andrea Shemberg

Instructor
Chair, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI)
LinkedIn
Vanessa Zimmerman - CEO & Founder, Pillar Two

Vanessa Zimmerman

Instructor
CEO & Founder, Pillar Two
LinkedIn

Flexibility

This certificate is part of our Integrating Human Rights into Business online programme comprising four certificate courses allowing you to build your capacity for implementing international standards on respecting human rights in business activities.

Whilst we highly recommend taking the four courses together, the programme is flexible and allows you to choose which single or combination of certificates is best for you. Upon completion of each course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. You are also able to upgrade to other courses.

To find out more about our other certificates in the programme, please contact the recruitment executive.

For more information download the brochure

Page Last Modified : 16/11/2022