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HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts

Episode 1: Corporate Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts: The Status Quo

Date: 10 September 2020

Time: 11:00 - 12:30 BST

Venue: Online



Developments around mandatory human rights due diligence laws are multiplying across Europe, and increasingly include climate change impacts within their scope. As a result, companies, regulators, judges, legal advisors, civil society and the public are asking what the legal implications of these due diligence laws will be for companies relating to their climate change impacts.

In this webinar series of the newly established BIICL Human Rights Due Diligence Forum, the discussion will turn on the nature of due diligence as a legal standard of care, how this can be applied in relation to climate change, and what the practical implications for companies are likely to be


The idea that companies have responsibilities to address their climate change impacts is not new. However, the recent BIICL-led study for the European Commission on due diligence requirements through the supply chain found that within companies, "human rights and climate change processes often take place in 'silos'".

This panel will discuss the status quo of current corporate due diligence practices relating to climate change impacts, and consider to what extent these could be utilised, integrated, adapted and expanded to meet any future mandatory due diligence legal standard.

Confirmed speakers

  • David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
  • Stuart Bruce, Wilmer Hale
  • Shona Hawkes, Global Witness
  • Caroline Sloan, Sloan Consulting
  • Jaap Spier, Climate Principles for Enterprises

Additional speakers TBC

Pricing and Registration  

Attending the event is free of charge for members of the Human Rights Due Diligence Forum . Forum Members can register by emailing the Events team.

Charges to attend this session only are below. You can book for all sessions together here. 

BIICL Members:
Episode 1 only: £10

Episode 1 only: £15

Free NGO Places

A limited number of places for this event are available for staff of NGOs to attend free of charge as part of an initiative by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law to provide NGOs with access to legal education and training events.

Please email our Events Team  with your contact details, your position and the NGO that you work for. We will organise your attendance, subject to availability.

This event is available for booking but you must be logged in before you can place a booking.

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Join in the conversation @BIICL #HRDDClimateChange

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

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