ICCSR Symposium 2013: Gender and Responsible Business
Submitted by Nadeem Khan, (PhD research student NBS)
The ICCSR symposium was held on 20th June 2013 at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, based at Nottingham Business School, University of Nottingham.
Nadeem Khan, Siham Elgergeni and Ouarda Dsouli from the UN Business School attended the symposium, hosted by Prof. Jeremy Moon, with keynote speakers including Nadia Younes (Rio Tinto) and Kate Grosser (La Trobe University). The dialogue highlighted the human rights and business case for advancing gender balance as a stakeholder; human rights; corporate innovation and sustainable communities’ perspective.
The breakout sessions included gender; human rights; workplace; value chain perspectives on gender and CSR. The academic panel included Stephanie Barrientos of Brooks World Institute, University of Manchester; Prof. Diane Elson University of Essex; Prof. Edward Freeman Darden School of Business; Prof. Laura Spence Royal Holloway, University of London. The practitioner panel included Fleur Borthwick (Ernst and Young); Andrea Shembberg (Advisor to the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights; former legal advisor to John Ruggie), Carmen Niethammer (Women in Business Programme) and Jane Tate of Home Workers Worldwide (HWW).