Canada: Exploring a Unique Response to Business and Human Rights

Date & Time

28 October 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Join Baker McKenzie Partner, Kevin Coon for a conversation with Canada's first Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise, Sheri Meyerhoffer.

June 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the leading global framework for the respective duties and responsibilities of governments and businesses to safeguard human rights in economic activities.

To address international human rights and responsible business conduct, in 2019 Canada established the Office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE), following consultations with the late John Ruggie, author of the UNGPs.

The CORE represents the Government of Canada's commitment to provide a mechanism to respond to concerns raised about the protection and respect for human rights by Canadian-based companies doing business around the globe in the garment, mining, and oil and gas sectors.

On 28 October, Baker McKenzie will explore the mandate of the CORE as well as the mechanisms it has put in place to address human rights complaints.

An anonymous Q&A feature will be available.

We look forward to connecting with you!