Responsible Business Conduct – Gearing up EU Action

Date(s) - 19/03/2019
09:00 - 12:30

Press Club Brussels Europe


Organised by the European Parliament Working Group on Sustainable Business Conduct (RBC)

Hosted by MEPs: Sirpa Pietikäinen, Jude Kirton-Darling, Heidi Hautala, Anne-Marie Mineur

9.00 Welcome & Opening

9.00 Heidi Hautala, MEP/RBC wg Chair,

9.05 Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP

9.15 Jeffrey Sachs (video)

Chair of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network,

Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University

9.20 Saeed Khatoon

 Mother of a victim of human rights abuse related to “Kik Case”


9.30 Panel I : Addressing barriers to sustainable business conduct throughout global supply chains

Gabriela Quijano, Acting Head of Business and Human Rights, Amnesty International

Virginie Mahin, Global Social Sustainability & Human Rights Lead, Mondelez International

Andy Hall, Human Rights Defender

Duncan Brack, Environmental Policy Analyst

10.35 comment and introduction of / by World Benchmarking Alliance

10.40 coffee break

11.00 Presentation of the: Shadow EU Action Plan for Responsible Business Conduct


11.15 Panel II : Achieving the transformation to sustainable business

Salla Saastamoinen, Director for Civil and Commercial Justice, DG Justice

Filip Gregor, Chair of the ECCJ

Lea Rankinen, Senior Vice President of Sustainability, S Group, Co-Chair of Amfori Board

Hannah Mowat, Forest and climate campaigner, FERN

Richard Howitt, CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council


12.15 Conclusions & Closing Remarks 

Jude Kirton-Darling, MEP