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Technology and Human Rights – Human Rights in Focus Investor Sessions

2. december @ 9:30 - 11:00

Format: In-person. As the number of participants is capped at 25, we reserve the right to limit the number of participants per organization. If there is a great demand, the session will be held again at a later date.
Registration: Please register at dansif@dansif.dk
Venue: Kosmopol, Fiolstræde 44, room: Grossererens

Through their investments, Danish investors are connected to numerous businesses with actual or potential negative human rights impacts. Both investors and investee companies have a responsibility to respect human rights as outlined in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
In April 2021, the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) and Dansif organised a Human Rights in Investment training to maintain and extend the human rights capacity amongst Danish ESG professionals.
Building on that experience, a series of follow up Human Rights In Focus Investor Sessions will be organised in 2021-2022. These sessions will act as building blocks that take a closer look at specific human rights related challenges, themes or practices with an aim of developing concrete and actionable pathways for action.  The first two sessions are introduced below with the potential to add more sessions in 2022.

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This session focuses on human rights risks associated with the digital transformation of the economy and has a twofold aim. First, it will equip participants with an overview of the digital ecosystem, e.g. social platforms, ‘gig’ companies, telecommunication companies, internet service providers, ‘adtech’ companies and developers, and some of the adverse human rights impacts associated with their activities such as excessive collection of individuals’ personal information, user profiling and targeting, surveillance, curtailments of freedom of expression, online harassment and abuse, internet shutdowns, disinformation. Second, it will explore what investors can do to raise responsible business conduct standards in the industry by drawing upon existing good practice as well as available standards and guidance.
Facilitators: Emil Lindblad Kernell and Ioana Tuta, Danish Institute for Human Rights

Target audience
The sessions aim primarily at ESG Professionals and in particular those who joined the April 2021 Human Rights in Investment training or have already worked actively with human rights in an investment context. Where possible and relevant from a learning perspective DIHR, in coordination with Dansif, will seek the active engagement of select investors directly in sessions, to bring case examples and ‘real life dilemmas’ into play.

 

Detaljer

Dato:
2. december
Tidspunkt:
9:30 - 11:00

Sted

Kosmopol
Fiolstræde 44
København K,1171