High-Level Political Forum 2024 — Bridging Business & Human Rights: The American Private Sector's Role in Addressing Poverty (SDG 1)
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High-Level Political Forum 2024 — Bridging Business & Human Rights: The American Private Sector's Role in Addressing Poverty (SDG 1)

July 16, 2024
10:00 am
12:00 pm
Baker McKenzie - 452 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018
July 16, 2024 10:00 AM
July 16, 2024 12:00 PM
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About the Event

Join us for an insightful panel and roundtable discussion on the intersection of business, human rights, and poverty eradication, with a focus on Sustainable Development Goal 1 (No Poverty). This event will feature experts and industry leaders exploring ethical supply chain management, inclusive business practices, and the role of businesses in achieving SDG 1. Attendees will gain insights into how corporate social responsibility and living wages can contribute to poverty alleviation.

Through interactive discussions and case studies, participants will learn about successful business models prioritizing human rights and sustainable development. The roundtable discussion will provide a platform for exchanging ideas and brainstorming actionable steps to promote human rights within organizations and industries. The resulting briefing document will serve as a valuable resource for attendees, providing concrete recommendations for implementing change. Attendance is by invite only; please request an invitation to join.

Our distinguished panelists will offer diverse perspectives on how businesses can actively contribute to accomplishing SDG 1 and ending poverty worldwide. From ethical supply chain management to inclusive business practices, this event will showcase real-world examples and best practices that demonstrate the potential of corporate engagement in human rights issues.

Through interactive discussions and insightful presentations, attendees will gain:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the intersection between business activities and poverty alleviation efforts, highlighting the importance of corporate social responsibility.
  • Insights into the evolving landscape of human rights standards and frameworks, and their implications for business operations.
  • Strategies for fostering collaboration between the private sector, governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to achieve SDG 1 targets.
  • Case studies illustrating successful business models that prioritize human rights, equity, and sustainable development.

Furthermore, the roundtable portion of the event will provide a platform for participants to exchange ideas, share experiences, and collectively brainstorm actionable steps for promoting human rights within their respective organizations and industries.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, July 16

Time: 10:00 – 12:00 pm EST

Location: New York City

Tentative Agenda

  • 10:00 – 10:15 am EST – Registration & Networking (light catering of coffee/pastries)
  • 10:15 – 10:20 am EST – Welcome Remarks by UN Global Compact Network USA and Baker McKenzie
  • 10:20 - 11:00 am EST – Panel (Speakers TBD)
  • 11:00 – 11:50 am EST – Roundtable Discussions (guests will be split into group discussions relating to the panel topic, at their respective tables)
  • 11:50 – 12:00 pm EST – Closing Remarks 

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