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HRDD Forum: Human Rights Due Diligence for Downstream Impacts

Date: 26 September 2023

Time: 17.30 - 19.00 (UK time)
Followed by a reception

Venue: BIICL, Russell Square, London, WC1B 5JP and Online


Event Details

The newly revised OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct apply to the entire value chain, including downstream human rights impacts, and the intended use (or reasonably foreseeable misuse) of a company's products or services by consumers or end users.

At this event, speakers will share practical examples from their recent cross-sectoral reports on how to undertake human rights due diligence for downstream impacts.

Their findings include case studies from companies in the consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, information and communications technology (ICT), jewellery and transportation sectors, as well as key questions companies can ask themselves regarding their downstream impacts. The development and (downstream) use of artificial intelligence (AI) will also be considered through this lens.


  • Benn Hogan, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights
  • Gabrielle Holly, Danish Institute of Human Rights
  • Irene Pietropaoli, BIICL


This is a closed meeting, open only to members of the BIICL Human Rights Due Diligence Forum (HRDD). HRDD Forum members wishing to attend can register by emailing the Events Team.

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

Event Recording

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