What’s Business Got To Do With It? Sport and Human Rights
09 April 2019 Washington D.C.
The majority of the world’s population either actively play or follow a sport.
Most businesses also have some kind of relationship with or connection to sport.
Sport therefore offers a unique opportunity to both advance positive societal outcomes and mitigate adverse impacts through a diversity of business activities and relationships.
This business-focused workshop will explore several key questions for companies:
- How can sport’s engagement potential be leveraged for wider human rights fulfillment, e.g. young people, gender, LGBTI+, disability, and non-discrimination?
- What is the risk to the business of not engaging on sport-related issues?
- Within the diversity of sport’s business relationships, what does good human rights due diligence look like?
- What relevance does the 2026 World Cup have for my business?
- Peter Robinson (President, US Council for International Business)
- John Morrison (Chief Executive, IHRB)
- Donna de Verona (Olympic Champion Swimmer; award winning broadcaster)
- Nancy Hogshead Makar (Olympic champion swimmer; CEO, Champion Women)
- Scott Busby (Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State)
- Mary Harvey (Olympic champion; Chief Executive, Centre for Sport & Human Rights)
- Cimarron Nix (Director of Labor, Sustainable Manufacturing, and Sourcing, Nike)
- Caroline Meledo (Director, Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights, Hilton Hotels)
- Theresa Loar (Senior Advisor, BSR; former Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, CH2M)
- Tam Nguyen (Global Head of Sustainability, Bechtel)
This event, held in partnership with the US Council for International Business, is for business representatives only and places are limited.