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Corporate Social Responsibility - UN Guiding Principles and Human Rights

Date: Wednesday February 13, 2013
Time: 10 am GMT | 11 am CET
Duration: 1 hour

Organizations across the globe are expected to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human rights (UNGPs - 2011); i.e. amend their policies and Codes of Conduct. The UNGPs have become the global minimum in CSR. Many are still grappling with questions like how to define CSR and its objectives. Isn't CSR voluntary any longer? Is CSR about donations and sponsorships? What is strategic CSR?

Join this webinar with Sune Skadegaard Thorsen, Founder and CEO of GLOBAL CSR and Piyush Pant, Vice President of Strategic Markets at MetricStream where they will discuss:

  • What is CSR? How the UNGPs address CSR Compliance or the minimum expectation to Social Sustainability
  • Key trends in defining CSR, with special focus on the EU
  • Role of technology as an enabler in helping organizations achieve their CSR goals


Sune Skadegaard Thorsen - Founder and CEO, GLOBAL CSR

Mr. Thorsen founded and heads the consultancy GLOBAL CSR, Copenhagen. In 2011 he also co-founded learnCSR.com providing adaptive and dynamic e-learning and 'Enterprise of Tomorrow' (Morgendagens Virksomheder) for SMEs.

With a background in international corporate law, Mr. Thorsen specialized in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) since 1996. He was expert advisor to Mary Robinson's Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights since inception (2003 - 2009). He continues as expert advisor to the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights.

His honorary positions include Chair of the Danish Institute for Human Rights, the International Commission of Jurists, Danish Section, and the Danish Peace Foundation in addition to European Advisor to the Institute for Business and Human Rights, London, and Director in the Danish Centre for International Studies and Human Rights and member of a range of CSR initiatives and advisory boards. He frequently speaks at international conferences and contributes papers and articles to books, journals and news media. For more information please see www.global-csr.com

Piyush KothariPiyush Kothari - Manager Product Marketing, MetricStream

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