The conference will bring together bankers and human rights experts in one forum to discuss the impact, at micro and macro levels, of finance on human rights and human dignity, as well as the impact of human rights and human dignity on finance.
Economic and financial globalisation gives rise to many challenges in integrating the dimension of human rights issues into the particular role of the financial sector in allocating funding and capital to the productive economy. Given this role and the sector’s large systemic importance, the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the financial sector has particular importance to society.
The conference provides a forum to explore this subject with experts and other interested participants.
The conference will be opened by Stefan Braum, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, University of Luxembourg, and the Chair will be Julian Presber, Managing Director of the Luxembourg School of Finance, University of Luxembourg.
Mary Dowell-Jones, Research Fellow, University of Nottingham, Human Rights Law Centre
Jean-Paul Lehners, Professor, UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, University of Luxembourg
Laurence Pessez, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Banque BNP Paribas, Paris
Jean-Jacques Rommes, Chief Executive Officer, Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (ABBL)
Bernard Bayot, President, European Financial Inclusion Network (EFIN)
Laura Foschi, Head of Research & Development, ADA, Luxembourg
Marco Zwick, Compliance Officer, Schroders Investment Management
Christine Kauffmann, Professor, University of Zurich, International Law
The sessions will include interaction with members of the audience. The seminar will be held in English.
Participation is free of charge. Advance registration is required. Please register by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org before 25 October 2013.