Friday, June 20

Topics of the day

Some fellows don’t aspire careers in the corporate world. Some even believe that human
rights and business are inherently contradicting. When considering the importance of the
relationship between politics and money however, ignoring the corporate world at large
does not seem an effective approach to the matter. Corporate Social Responsibility is
becoming increasingly popular, and many companies seek to include themes such as
human rights in their corporate strategy. To find out more about these evolving dynamics
between human rights and business we have invited Michelle Westermann-Behaylo.
Furthermore we will meet Michel Scholte, co-founder of True Price, a social enterprise that
helps front-running organizations uncover social and ecological costs.

After an example of another great Action Plan, the intersectional radio station Redmond
Radio, (no, nothing to do with the business theme of today ;-) we will travel to UTZ, to hear
Noura Hanna speak about their mission to certify products to ensure sustainable farming
and better lives for the farmers and their families. We’ll return to Amnesty/HIA to have a
(certified?) drink with our network in Amsterdam.!

Location:
Amnesty International/HIA, Keizersgracht 177, Rosa Parkszaal (Ground Floor)
UTZ, De Ruyterkade 6, Amsterdam

Human Rights and businesses
CSR
Action Plan: Redmond Radio Reception

>> 09.00 – 09.30 Introducing the Day

>> 09.30 – 10.45 Human rights and businesses
Michelle Westermann-Behaylo, researcher faculty Economics and Business, UvA

>>”! 11.00 – 12.15 The Business Case for True Pricing
Michel Scholte, co-founder of True Price

>> 12.15 – 13.00 Lunch

>> 13.00 – 13.30 Action Plan: Redmond Radio
Hodan Warsame and Ruud Tevreden, Senior Fellows

>> 13.30- 14.00 Travel to UTZ, De Ruyterkade 6, either by bike or by traveling to Central Station and walk from there.

>> 14.00 –15.30 UTZ Certified and sustainability: Challenges and opportunities for a better future
Noura Hanna, M&E officer UTZ

>> 15.30 – 16.45 Break & slowly travel back to Amnesty

>> 17.00 – 19.00 HIA Reception

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