Human rights and business – why, what and how




Course Info

  • Estimated duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Course Overview

This course will introduce participants to the fundamentals of human rights, their relevance to business, what is involved in human rights due diligence and where to start.

About This Course

Human rights are becoming ever more important to business and financial institutions. Laws and regulations are implemented around the world to formalise “the corporate responsibility to respect human rights” – a trend that is only set to grow. Investors, customers, current and prospective employees, civil society and the general public also expect more of companies than ever before. There is now a business case for proactively managing human rights. This course helps participants understand these trends and provides them with the first steps, tools and resources to address human rights in a business context.

Target Group

Company representatives (senior management and relevant functions), E&S managers of private equity funds and banks, interested investment staff, consultants conducting environmental/social or human rights due diligence for financial institutions

  • Introduction to human rights and their relevance to business
  • How to address human rights in a business context
  • Getting started
  • Quiz
  • Tools and resources
  • Certificate of attendance






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