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Invitation. Human rights "without borders": Risks and challenges for Swiss companies

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        Fondation Guilé       

Human rights "without borders":
Risks and challenges for Swiss companies 

MONDAY 26 JANUARY, 2015 | 17:00–19:00
John RuggieJohn Ruggie 
Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and former UN Secretary-General Special Representative on business and human rights. 
Klaus LeisingerKlaus Leisinger 
Member of the Board of the Fondation Guilé, former Chairman of the Novartis Foundation, and President of the Global Value Alliance. 

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

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 Regis Burrus, Fondation Guilé President

Welcome and setting the scene
 Cédric Dupont, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, and Director of Executive Education Programmes, Graduate Institute Geneva

Keynote speakers
The UN’s “Protect, Respect and Remedy” framework for corporate human rights responsibilities: A leadership opportunity for Swiss companies
 John Ruggie, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

How Switzerland can make the difference?
 Klaus Leisinger, Member of the Board of the Fondation Guilé

Panel debate
 Claude Wild, Ambassador, Head of the Human Security Division, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
 Peter Niggli, CEO Alliance Sud
 Business representatives: Matthias Leisinger, Kuoni; Robin Cornelius, Switcher; Stéphane Graber, Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA)

Conclusions and next steps
 Klaus Leisinger

A cocktail reception will follow at 19:00.

This conference is organised by the Graduate Institute and the 
Fondation Guilé, in partnership with the Club Diplomatique de GenèveVoxia communication is the media  voxia-communication
Photos © US Mission Eric Bridiers, CGIAR

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