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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:

Moderators
avatar for Paloma Muñoz Quick

Paloma Muñoz Quick

Advisor, UN B-Tech Project and UNGPs10+
Paloma Muñoz Quick is Advisor to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights' UNGPs 10+ project and Senior Consultant of UN Human Rights' Business, Human Rights and Technology (B-Tech) project. In these capacities, she supports efforts to develop an ambitious vision and r... Read More →

Speakers
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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 L. 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... Read More →
avatar for Ruwan Subasinghe

Ruwan Subasinghe

Legal Advisor, International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)
Ruwan Subasinghe is the Legal Director of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF). He specialises in labour, human rights and international law. Ruwan represents the ITF at external bodies including the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Organization for... 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

Coordinador Programa Globalización y Derechos / Deputy Secretary General for business and human rights Humanos | OC Coordinator of the Globalization and Human Rights Program, Observatorio Ciudadano (Citizens’ Rights Watch) / FIDH
Lawyer specialized in human rights and indigenous peoples. At the beginning of the 90s he participated in the Special Commission of Indigenous Peoples (Comisión Especial de Pueblos Indígenas – CEPI) working on the draft bill of the current Indigenous Act. He was Director of the... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Shemberg

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

Senior Engagement Specialist, Active Ownership, Robeco
Ms. Essink is a Director at Robeco’s Active Ownership department. She has over 12 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 →
avatar for Deniz Utlu

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
Harpreet Kaur is a business and human rights expert with over 15 years of experience in management, research, and advocacy. At UNDP as a Business and Human Rights Specialist, Harpreet leads a regional project aimed at promoting responsible business practices through regional partnerhsips... Read More →
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Anita Ramasastry

Chair, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
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Dante Pesce

Vice Chairperson, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Mr. Dante Pesce holds a Masters in Political Science from the Catholic University of Chile and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the VINCULAR Center for Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development at the Catholic... Read More →


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