Reframing Human Rights

Shared Value through Global Corporate Citizenship

JUNE 28 – 29, 2017
BARD COLLEGE
30 CAMPUS RD
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY

AGENDA

The Skytop Strategies team is dedicated to crafting thought provoking
agendas that are diverse, not only in areas of thought and experience,
but in the broad range of attending speakers.

Time Agenda Day 1
8:00-8:25 AM Arrival & Continental Breakfast
8:25 Welcome Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
8:30 Opening Remarks
Eban Goodstein, Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
8:35-9:00 Keynote Presentation
Challenges for Business and Human Rights in the New Domestic Political and Geopolitical Context
Presenter:

Bennett Freeman, Senior Advisor, Business for Social Responsibility; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
9:00-9:30 Human Rights & Wall Street: Trends in Institutional Shareholder Engagement
Discussants:

Robert McGarrah, Attorney, AFL CIO Office of Investment
Julie Tanner, Director of Socially Responsible Investing, Christian Brothers Investment Services, Inc.
9:30-9:55 Keynote Presentation
“Doing Good”: Building Company Value Through an Integrated Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
Presenter:

Louis Sapirman, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Dun & Bradstreet
9:55-10:15 Networking Break
10:15-10:55 Panel Discussion
Human Rights in Creating Company Value: The Integration of Purpose and Profit, Beyond Philanthropy
Moderator:

Kristen Celecki, Global Vice President, Marketing Leader for Compliance and Supply, Dun & Bradstreet
Panelists:
Rob Michalak, Global Director of Social Mission, Ben & Jerry’s
Kelly Melia-Teevan, Advisor, Global Issues and Public Policy, Chevron
10:55-11:25 Discussion Session
Risk Governance: Tools Designed to Help Build a Human Rights Strategy
Discussants:

Stuart Bell, Director of Policy, Ergon Associates
Eliza Eubank, Director of Environmental and Social Risk Management, Citi
11:25-12:05 PM Panel Discussion
The Limitations of Compliance in Managing Supply Chain: Case Stories on How Companies May Advance into Supplier and Industry Partnerships
Moderator:

Catherine Benoit, Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Extension School, Vice President, Social Sustainability, New Earth
Panelists:
Jocelyn Cascio, Supply Chain Sustainability Manager, Intel
Theresa Loar, Senior Advisor, Human Rights, BSR
Stephanie Wilson, Senior Program Manager, Social Accountability International
12:05-1:05 Networking Luncheon
1:05-1:45 Panel Discussion
The Growing Concern of Human Trafficking: The Role of Multinational Companies in Domestic and International Forced Labor
Moderator:

Ashley Feasley, Director of Policy, Migration Refugee Services, USCCB
Panelists:
Anita Househam, Senior Manager, LEAD & Supply Chain Sustainability, UN Global Compact
Ryan Lynch, Head of Advisory & Corporate Social Responsibility, BSI
Amy Paulin, State Assemblywoman, New York State Assembly
Tu Rinsche, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Marriott International
1:45-2:05 Presentation
Buen Vivir: Corporate and Community Roles in Sustainable Sourcing
Co-Presenters:

Sebastian Pillitteri, Research Coordinator, The Institute of the Nature and Society of Oaxaca
Monique Segarra, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Climate Policy, The Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Bard College
2:05-2:45 Panel Discussion
Benchmarks: The Latest on How to Create Coherent Metrics and a High-Quality Reporting Framework
Moderator:

Bennett Freeman, Senior Advisor, Business for Social Responsibility; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Panelists:
Maria Gorsuch-Kennedy, Principal Program Manager, Supply Chain Sustainability, Dell
Maureen Kline, Vice President, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Pirelli Tire North America
Faith Taylor, Senior Vice President, CSR/Sustainability, Wyndham Worldwide
2:45-3:10 Networking Break
3:10-4:10 Concurrent Workshop Sessions Begin
Concurrent Workshop Session 1
Human Rights Due Diligence: Practical Strategies and Tools for Businesses
Facilitators:

Stuart Bell, Director of Policy, Ergon Associates
Anne-Marie Lévesque, Consultant, Human Rights, Labour and Gender, Ergon Associates
Concurrent Workshop Session 2
The Responsible Sourcing Journey
Facilitator:

Greg Iaquinto, Leader Global Supply Solutions and Risk, Dun & Bradstreet
4:10-4:30 Concurrent Workshop Session Recap
Discussants:

Greg Iaquinto, Leader Global Supply Solutions and Risk, Dun & Bradstreet
Anne-Marie Lévesque, Consultant, Human Rights, Labour and Gender, Ergon Associates
4:30-4:55 Closing Presentation
How to Engage Governments on Human Rights Abuses: A Driver’s Manual for the Multinational Company
Presenter:

Ursula Wynhoven, Senior Advisor, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
4:55 Closing Remarks, Transport to Beckman Arms Hotel for Networking Reception
Leon Botstein, President, Bard College
Time Agenda Day 2
8:00-8:25 AM Arrival & Continental Breakfast
8:25 Welcome Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
8:30-9:10 Opening Panel Discussion
Shifting Expectations for Company as Citizen: What is Driving the Link between Human Rights and Company Performance
Moderator:

Irit Tamir, Advocacy Manager, Private Sector Department, Oxfam America
Panelists:
Valentina Gurney, Associate Program Director, Human Rights, ICCR
Luna Lee, Human Rights Leader, Eileen Fisher, Inc.
Karen Morris, Independent Strategic Innovation Consultant, Former Chief Innovation Officer, AIG
9:10-9:30 Presentation
Lessons from the Supply Chain: Reframing Stakeholder Engagement from Risk to Opportunity
Presenter:

Phil Berry, Former Sustainability Director at Nike and Senior Human Rights Advisor to Business for Social Responsibility
9:30-10:15 Panel Discussion
Briefing the C-Suite: How to Effectively Communicate Social Issues to the CEO, COO and CFO
Moderator:

Maureen Mazurek, Managing Director, Innovate to Transform
Panelists:
Amanda Chiampi, Director, Social Sustainability Integration, AT&T
Tam Robert Nguyen, Global Head of Sustainability, Bechtel Corporation
Carrie Ellen Phillips, Co-Founder, BPCM
10:15-10:40 Networking Break
10:40-11:40 Workshop Session
The Journey to Living Wage: Engaging Communities on All Levels in the​ ​Supply​ ​Chain
Co-Facilitators:

Thao Pham, Vice President of Community, Clif Bar
Alison Wortman, Manager, International Development & Advocacy, Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company
11:40-12:15 PM Armchair Chat
The Legal Perspective: How Companies Manage the Complexities of Human Rights Practices Cross-Border
Discussants:

Rachel Chambers, Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS, University of London
Paul Lalli, Global Counsel, Labor and Human Rights, General Electric
12:15
Closing Remarks, Program Adjourns

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