April 2015 USCIB Corporate Responsibility Committee Meeting

DCDATE: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

TIME: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

LOCATION: Baker & McKenzie LLP

White House Conference Room

815 Connecticut Ave NW #900

Washington, DC 20006



9:00 – 9:15  Welcome & Announcements Laura Chapman Rubbo, Chair (The Walt Disney Company)


9:15 – 9:30  USCIB by the Numbersa brief presentation of data on USCIB members’ CSR reporting (in the aggregate)


9:30 – 10:15  Overview of Developmentsthe neest reporting initiatives, regulatory frameworks and tools

  • European Legislation:
    • New Non-financial Reporting Disclosure Mandate in The EU
    • French bill on the duty of care in relation to subsidiaries and subcontractors of French companies

Additional background:  newest empirical research on human rights implementation by companies


10:15 – 10:30  Coffee Break


10:30 – 12:20  Roundtable of Experts on Corporate Sustainability Reporting – a variety of investment-side analysts and market players reflect on how CSR reporting is analyzed, quantified, ranked and used in investment decisions – and whether there is just too much of it!


12:30 – 1:30  Meet the Author: John Morrison, “The Social License to Operate(via video conference)


1:45 – 2:20  Update on the UN Sustainable Development Goals Process
Financing for Development Tam Nguyen (Bechtel), Brian Lowery (Monsanto) and Ariel Meyerstein (USCIB


2:20 – 2:45  USCIB’s Business for Post-2015 Website & ways to get involved in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda Ariel Meyerstein (USCIB)


2:45 – 3:15  IPIECA’s Operational Grievance Mechanisms ReportGabriella Rigg Herzog  (Hess Corp.) (guidance on implementation drawing on seven pilot projects and other shared learning)


3:15 – 4:00  Update on Access to Remedy Initiatives Matthias Thorns (International Organization of Employers)

  • Office of the High Commissioner Access to Domestic Remedy  Work Plan
  • ABA White Paper on the proposed international legally binding instrument on business and human rights


4:00 – 4:15  Coffee Break


4:15 – 4:30  Update on OECD Responsible Business Conduct Proactive Agenda Projects and other OECD Initiatives – Laura Chapman Rubbo (The Walt Disney Company) & Ariel Meyerstein (USCIB)


4:30 – 5:30  Briefing and Strategy Session on US National Action Plan on
Responsible Business Conduct –
Laura Chapman Rubbo (The Walt Disney Company) & Tam Nguyen (Bechtel)

  • New York Consultation on the U.S. National Action Plan Breakout Session Summaries
  • Washington DC Consultation on the U.S. National Action Plan Agenda

Staff Contact:   Gabriella Rigg Herzog

VP, Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs
Tel: 212.703.5056

Gabriella Rigg Herzog leads USCIB policy and programs on corporate responsibility, international labor standards and corporate governance. She manages USCIB engagement with its affiliated organizations, U.S. government agencies, and United Nations agencies on international corporate responsibility principles, codes of conduct and multi-stakeholder initiatives, as well as international and transnational regulatory activities on labor and employment policies, sustainable development and corporate governance.
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