The annual OHCHR United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights began today in Geneva, Switzerland, with a robust agenda revolving around driving forward the uptake and scaling of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by enterprises around the world. We look forward to the diverse sessions over the coming days. Many sessions will be livestreamed and can be watched here.
On October 23, 2015 Vancouver Board of Trade hosted its annual B.C. Economic Forum. With a focus was on Women as a Catalyst for Growth, the Forum sought to move forward with an action plan for implementing five pillars:
- Promoting and advocating diversity
- Championing women
- Fostering positive & self affirming mindsets
- Incorporating a diversity focus in early education
- Activating men toward gender equity.
To learn more, check out the report released in May. We look forward to continuing the many important discussions from this Forum with business leaders and workers from around the province.