Human Rights Risk

Expectations and Emerging Standards for Public Companies

OCTOBER 7, 2021
SKYTOP STUDIO
141 WEST 36th St. 8th FLOOR
NEW YORK, 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
8:00-8:40 AM Registration & Networking
8:40-8:45 Welcome Remarks
8:45-9:20 Keynote Presentation
The Role of the U.S. in Preserving Democracies Under Threat
Presenter:
James Traub, Columnist, foreignpolicy.com , Author of What Was Liberalism: The Past, Present and Promise of a Noble Idea, and NYU Professor
9:20-10:00 Panel Discussion
Working Through the UN: Corporate Diplomacy with Russia, China and Other Nations on Human Rights Policy and Related Abuses
Moderator:
Panelists:
10:00-10:30 Interview
Political Contributions: Influence, Regional Dynamics and Impact on U.S. Objectives
Interviewer: TBA
Interviewee:
Maureen Kline, Vice President, Public Affairs & Sustainability, North America, Pirelli Tire
10:30-11:10 Networking Break
11:10-11:50 Panel Discussion
Direct Foreign Investment and Human Rights: A Survey of Middle Eastern and Persian Countries and How They Stack Up for Outside Capital
Moderator:
Panelists:
11:50-12:30 PM Presentation
Case Story: The Anatomy of How to Manage a Human Rights Crisis Designed to Kill Your Brand
Presenter:
Deb Hileman, President and CEO, Institute for Crisis Management
12:30-1:30 Networking Luncheon
1:30-2:10 Panel Discussion
Kosovo, Serbia, Central Europe, and the Modern Workforce: Why Corporate Investment Offers U.S. and Western European Countries High Potential for Returns
Moderator:
Cameron Munter, United States Ambassador (retired)
Panelists:
Julie Tanner, Managing Director, Christian Brother Investment Services
2:10-2:50 Interview
Turkey: A Reversal of Fortune and An Opportunity Foregone
Interviewer:
Interviewee:
2:50-3:20 Panel Discussion
Gender Equality in the Supply Chain: Setbacks in Poland’s Reproductive Rights, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Outsourced Operations
Moderator:
Panelists:
Alice Tepper Marlin, President Emerita, Founder and Board Director,  Social Accountability Institute (SAI)
3:20-3:50 Networking Break
3:50-4:50 Panel Discussion
Structural Racism in America: What Are Company Leaders Doing to Find a Cure
Moderator:
Panelists:
Deb Hileman, President and CEO, Institute for Crisis Management
4:50-5:10

 

 

5:10-5:40

Topic Introduction
Managing Bribery and Corruption: The Investors Perspective
Presenter:

Esther Pan Sloane, Head of Partnerships, Policy & Communications, United Nations Capital Development Fund

Closing Discussion Panel 

Bribery and Corruption: An Unlevel Playing Field for American Companies
Moderator:
Esther Pan Sloane, Head of Partnerships, Policy & Communications, United Nations Capital Development Fund
Panelists:

5:40-6:10 Closing Keynote
Globalization in the Post Trump and Post COVID-19 Era: What’s Next?
Presenter:
6:10-7:10 PM Networking Reception

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