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Strategies to Align Human Rights and the Environment Series:

Strategies to Align Human Rights and the Environment Series:
Part 1 An Industry Perspective

Thursday, June 3, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Program Fee:
Free for Members | $15 for Non-Member Lawyers

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The global environmental crisis has reached a tipping point. Action by governments and policy makers is now urgent, but businesses also play a critical role in correcting, reversing and preventing negative environmental trends.

A two-part speaker series will explore how the evolving norms around the business responsibility to respect human rights provide an essential framework for addressing corporate environmental harms. Examining what it means for businesses to consider a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right, industry representatives and advisors will share challenges and experiences of building robust and effective human rights programs that incorporate environmental risks, as well as providing an update on trends in regulation and litigation in this area that companies must be aware of. 

The first event, Strategies to Align Human Rights and the Environment: An Industry Perspective, will explore what it means for companies to view environmental issues through a human rights lens, discuss the challenges and opportunities that a human rights approach to addressing environmental risks presents for companies, and offer practical advice for integrating human rights and environmental programs.

Sarah A. Altschuller, Business & Human Rights Counsel, Verizon
Ariel Meyerstein, Senior Vice President, Sustainability & ESG, Citi
Melanie Steiner, Board Member, US Ecology Inc. and Former Chief Risk Officer, PVH Corp.

Irit Tamir
, Co-Chair BHR Working Group NYCBA; Director, Private Sector Department, Oxfam America

Sponsoring Committee: 
Business & Human Rights Working Group, Irit Tamir & Viren Mascarenhas, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Environmental Law, Bethany Davis Noll and Margaret Barry,  Co-Chairs
International Law, Ulyana Bardyn, Chair

International Environmental Law, Ken Rivlin , Chair

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