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Wednesday, November 18 • 18:00 - 19:00
Closing: Toward a vision for the next decade - Insights from debates on role of business in society & stakeholder takeaways from the 2020 Forum

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The UN Annual Forum’s Closing Plenary session will have two parts:

18:00-18:30: Virtual Fireside Chat
Virtual fireside chat with Anand Giridharadas, author of "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World” and The.Ink, and Caroline Rees of Shift, discussing what it will take to meaningfully reform capitalism so that it works for people.

18:30-19:15: Stakeholder Takeaways
Stakeholder reflections on key takeaways from the 2020 Forum for the ongoing project to take stock of the first ten years of the UNGPs and design a roadmap for global implementation in the next decade (UNGPs10+).

Links to the Statement of the Indigenous Caucus in various languages:

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Paloma Muñoz Quick

Global Lead, Human Rights & Financial Services, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
Paloma leads BSR’s work at the intersection of financial services and human rights. She advises financial institutions on embedding respect for human rights into corporate governance, across products and services, and at each stage of the investment lifecycle.Prior to joining BSR, Paloma was Advisor to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights and Senior Consultant of the UN B-Tech Project, where she helped develop an ambitious vision for promoting the uptake of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights among investors and led work on responsible investment in digital technologies. Prior to the UN, Paloma launched... Read More →

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Anand Giridharadas

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, Author
Anand Giridharadas is a writer.He is the author of multiple books, including Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, published by Knopf in 2018. In the book, Anand argues that members of the global elite, though sometimes engaged in philanthropy, use their wealth and influence to preserve systems that concentrate wealth at the top at the expense of societal progress.He is an editor-at-large for... Read More →
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Caroline Rees

President, Shift
Caroline Rees is President and Co-Founder of Shift. Shift is a non-profit mission-driven organization that works across all continents and sectors to challenge assumptions, push boundaries, and redefine corporate practice, in order to build a world where business gets done with respect... Read More →
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June Lorenzo

Indigenous Peoples' Caucus
June L. Lorenzo, JD & PhD, Laguna Pueblo/Navajo (Diné), is an attorney and human rights advocate. She currently divides her time between serving as Chief Judge for the Pueblo of Zia (sovereign Indigenous nation), private practice in state and Indigenous courts, and human rights advocacy... Read More →
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Legal Director, The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
Ruwan Subasinghe is Legal Director at the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), a global trade union body representing over 18.5 million workers in 147 countries. He specialises in labour, human rights, and international law. Ruwan represents the ITF at external bodies... Read More →
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Abiodun Baiyewu

Executive Director / Co-Chair, Global Rights / African Coalition for Corporate Accountability
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José Aylwin Oyarzún

Co-coordinador, Plataforma Chilena de Sociedad Civil sobre Derechos Humanos y Empresas
Magister en derecho en la Universidad de British Columbia, Canadá. Fundador del Observatorio de Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas (hoy Observatorio Ciudadano), ONG de promoción de derechos humanos. Fue Consejero del Instituto Nacional de Derechos Humanos entre 2013 y 2019. Es autor... Read More →
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Andrea Shemberg

Chair, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights
Andrea has been with GBI since 2011, and since January 2019 has served as Chair.She has worked in business and human rights for nearly 20 years, beginning as Legal Advisor at Amnesty International UK and the International Commission of Jurists focusing on business, human rights and... Read More →
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Netithorn Praditsarn

Executive Assistant to Group CEO; Senior Vice President, Global Partnership for Sustainability and Communications, C.P. Group (Thailand)
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Danielle Essink

Director Active Ownership, Robeco
Ms. Essink is a Director at Robeco’s Active Ownership department. She has over 10 years of experience engaging companies on human rights related topics and encouraging them to operate with greater awareness and respect for human rights. She currently has a specific focus on the... Read More →
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Deniz Utlu

Senior Policy Advisor / Chair, German Institute for Human Rights / Business and human rights working group of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions
Deniz Utlu is a Senior Policy Advisor at the German Institute for Human Rights in the field of business and human rights, currently chairing the business and human rights working group of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions. His special areas of focus include... Read More →
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Harpreet Kaur

Business and Human Rights Specialist, UNDP Asia-Pacific
Harpreet Kaur is a Business and Human Rights Specialist at the UNDP’s Regional Bureau of Asia and the Pacific, where she oversees a regional project aiming at promoting responsible business practices through partnerships in Asia. She provides technical and advisory support to governments... Read More →
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Anita Ramasastry

Special Repesentaitive to Chair on Combatting Corruption, OSCE
Anita Ramasastry is the Henry M Jackson Professor of Law and the Director of the Sustainable International Development Graduate program at the University of Washington. She researches in the fields of business and human rights, anti-corruption, law and sustainable development. From... Read More →
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Dante Pesce

Director, Center Vincular, Catholic University of Valparaiso
Dante Pesce studied History and Political Science at the Catholic University of Chile and Public Administration at Harvard University. Grassroots community organizer during the 90´s and from 2001 onwards, Founder and Executive Director of Vincular Center at the Business School of... Read More →

Wednesday November 18, 2020 18:00 - 19:00 CET
Plenary Room