FREE WEBINAR: Respecting human rights

About this webinar

Listen for the recording of this FREE webinar to learn about the corporate responsibility to respect human rights, and why it is NOW business critical. Attend to understand the context for the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and how they provide a framework to implement respect for human rights within your organisation.


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  • Duration: 1 Hour
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Respecting human rights

Wednesday, 24th February 2021

12.30-13.30pm GMT (London)





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Colleen Theron

CEO Ardea International

Colleen is a tri qualified lawyer with over 25 years of legal and commercial experience of working with business, organisations and NGOs across sectors on both a strategic and operational level. She provides advisory services, training and online resources to both directors and employees on human rights, modern slavery and sustainability issues. Colleen has an LLM (with distinction) in Environmental Law from the University of Aberdeen. She recently published a chapter ‘Modern Slavery and Transparency in Supply Chains- the Role of Business’ in The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice in the UK’. She sits on the advisory board for LexisPSL Environment and was nominated as one of the Top 100 Corporate Modern Slavery influencers in the UK in 2018.

Peter Webster

Senior Advisor at V.E, An Affiliate of Moody’s

Peter is CEO of the EIRIS Foundation and Senior Advisor at VE, and a Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) board director. Since 1983, he has promoted responsible investment, generating research for responsible investors and worked with others to build sustainable finance networks. Since 2015 when the Foundation merged its research subsidiary EIRIS with Vigeo, Peter has led the EIRIS Foundation on a new strategy to ensure that responsible investment and corporate responsibly make a real difference and in particular contribute to the economic transformation implied by the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement in ways that benefit investors, society and the environment.

Hannah Temple

Associate Director at twentyfifty

Hannah is a skilled and dynamic consultant and project manager who has been working with companies to provide them with practical, bespoke solutions for over five years. Her experience includes social audits, child labour remediation, factory improvement programmes, impact assessments, supply chain risk assessments, strategy development, responsible sourcing programme management and capacity building. She was also responsible for launching a multi-stakeholder 10-year training and accreditation scheme in the luxury hand embroidery sector in India in conjunction with the Indian government and the Indian National Institute for Fashion and Textiles.


The webinar will last 60 minutes and includes a question and answer session. At the point of registration you will have the opportunity to submit questions you would like to our speakers to respond to on the live webinar.

Unable to join us on the day? We will record this webinar. If you are unable to attend live, please register and we will send you a link to the recording after the webinar and a link to download the speakers’ presentations and other outputs.


In June 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). The UNGPs are the global standard of practice that is now expected of all States and businesses with regard to business and human rights. The UNGPs are put in-to operation through a three-pillar Framework that consists of:

  • The State duty to protect human rights
The corporate responsibility to respect human rights
The need for greater access to remedy for victims of business-related abuse.

This webinar will focus on pillar 2: the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. You should attend to learn about the context for the UNGPs and to understand how they provide a framework to implement respect for human rights within your organisation.

This practical session will include expert commentary on why corporate respect for Business and Human Rights is not only the right thing to do, but also how engagement supports companies to meet the increasing human rights focus of regulators, investors, NGOs, supply chains and consumers, and to align their businesses to the Social Development Goals (SDGs).



This webinar is paired with Ardea International’s Business & Human Rights online training and support programme. When you register for the webinar, you qualify for a 10% discount to the training.

Contact us for the discount code.


Why study with Ardea?

Doing the course will make you both more confident when talking about modern slavery and human rights and give you a deeper understanding.

You’ll learn the theory, see real-life case studies and get to grips with the legal parameters and how to apply them within your organisational setting.

Come away with strategies to ensure what you’ve studied has a lasting impact.

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