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Harnessing Levers of Change

20-22 September 2022  |  Bangkok, Thailand

Under the theme "Harnessing Levers of Change" the Forum explored what has worked to promote business respect for human rights and the environment and what has not, as well as what novel strategies can be employed to accelerate progress in this domain with the participation of different stakeholders across the region.

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List of Sessions

  • Welcome, Keynotes and Opening Plenary

  • Turning Stones to Diamonds: Pressure points to facilitate access to remedy

  • Environmental Defenders As Levers of Change: Supporting climate action and responsible business practices

  • Regional Access to Justice and Remediation: Making it work for migrant workers

  • Asia’s Environmental Priorities and the Business and Human Rights Agenda

  • Business, Human Rights and Displaced Persons: Enhancing access to durable solutions

  • Combatting Precarity and Spurring Formal Employment to Achieve Decent Work and Social Justice

  • Plastic Circularity through Responsible Business Conduct: Realizing the right to a healthy environment

  • Confronting Hate Speech and Disinformation: The role of advertising

  • Citizens and Consumers: The missing link

  • Policy Developments in Japan and their Impact on Asia

  • Asia and the Future of Globalization: Business and Human Rights in Perspective

  • Building Business Action Fit for Children in East Asia and the Pacific

  • Leveraging a Human Rights-Based Approach to Infrastructure Development in Southeast Asia

  • Scaling Up Business Action for Net-Zero: Harnessing the Levers of Change

  • Closing Plenary

List of Speakers

  • Alberto Carrillo Pineda

  • Amir Malik

  • Andrey Sawchenko
  • Andy Yentriyani

  • Anita Ramasastry

  • Anna Griffin

  • Anna Maria Oltrop

  • Annie Khan

  • Archana Kotecha

  • Asif Ibrahim

  • Celso Hernandez

  • Carlo Manalansan

  • Chaovalit Pakpianthakolphol

  • Damla Buyuktaskin

  • David R. Boyd

  • Diane Archer

  • Dinna Prapto Raharja

  • Dominic Thomson

  • Farooq Ahmed

  • Geertrui Lanneau

  • Gemma Edgar

  • Gen Nakatani

  • Georgina Lloyd

  • Graeme Buckley

  • H.E. Jon Åström Gröndahl

  • Harpreet Kaur

  • Ida Margarita Hyllested

  • Jake Dubbins

  • Joyce Chau

  • Karina Perida-Trayvilla

  • Katia Chirizzi

  • Katinka Weinberger

  • Kelly Scott

  • Kevin Lehmann

  • Lia Mai Torres

  • Livio Sarandrea

  • Luhur Budijarso

  • Manja Bayang

  • Marie Joyce Godio

  • Masao Seki

  • Matsui Hiroki

  • Mrinalini Venkatachalam

  • Namit Agarwal

  • Nang Won Lee

  • Naporn Popattanachai

  • Nareeluc Pairchaiyapoom

  • Nat Atichartakarn

  • Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy

  • Nusra Chankaew

  • Orathai (Nok) Pongruktham

  • Pat de Brún


  • Phang Oy Cheng

  • Philip Ling Oon Hun

  • Pia Oberoi

  • Pichamon Yeophantong

  • Pillkyu Hwang

  • Pochoy Labog

  • Rachel Beck

  • Robert Vaughan

  • Ruchira Jaitly

  • Ruenvadee Suwanmongkol

  • Sara Seck

  • Sean Lees

  • Seree Nonthasoot

  • Shubhabrata Roy

  • Shusmita Anis

  • Shusuke Oyobe

  • Siriporn Rathie

  • Sophia Areias

  • Srikanya Yathip

  • Stefania Perna

  • Stephen Olson

  • Sumi Dhanarajan

  • Sung In Marshall

  • Surya Deva

  • Sushmita Mandal

  • Suzanne Cheung

  • Syed Mohammad Fahimuddin Pasha

  • Tomoya Obokata

  • Tony Khaw

  • Tran Thi Lan Anh

  • Undrakh Lkhagva

  • Victoire Rio

  • Vivekanand Sistla

  • Wanun Permpibul

  • Weenarin Lulitanonda


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