As we enter the decisive decade of the 2020s, the global inequality crisis is coming to light, where fair opportunities and justice are not guaranteed on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. It is time to make human rights due diligence reflective of the way vulnerable groups are disproportionately affected—and intersectionality is key. How can businesses take an inclusive approach in human rights due diligence and use methodologies that help identify impacts specific and intersectional to different groups of rightsholders? This session will showcase how inclusive due diligence can and should be integrated into existing human rights methodologies—from context setting, to rightsholder identification, to data collection and rightsholder engagement strategies—to build inclusive strategies and transformative remedy.
Additional speakers to be announced.
Human Rights Senior Advisor
Cynthia Trigo began working for the Bolivian government in 1996 as a specialist on Indigenous people’s rights. With almost 25 years of her career, she has worked with multinational corporations including Shell, BP, and Total in the oil and gas sector in Bolivia. She acquired a deep understanding of the business perspective, and a robust field experience implementing international standards which allowed her to manage successfully complex issues in high-risk settings. In 2016, she joined Total HQ in Paris as head of the social performance for the Exploration and Production branch. In 2018, she joined the Human Rights department at the Group level, where she was in charge of human rights risk analysis and advised on due diligence processes, particularly in important projects and commodities sourcing with a focus on gender rights.
Director of Human Rights
Biography coming soon.
Human Rights Manager
Peter Nestor joined Novartis after 8 years in the human rights practice at BSR, a non-profit organization advising companies on corporate responsibility and human rights. He is also the co-chair of the Human Rights and Labor Subcommittee of the PSCI (Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative), where he has spearheaded projects to investigate pharmaceutical supply chains, develop human rights training, and deliver webinars to the PSCI membership on human rights issues in the sector.
During his time at BSR, Nestor led the Human Rights Working Group, a collaboration of 40+ global companies working to integrate the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. He also co-founded three other collaborations between companies and civil society to fight modern slavery and human trafficking.
Human Rights Director
Jenny leads BSR’s human rights practice across consulting and collaboration.
Prior to joining BSR, Jenny worked at Mercy Corps for over a decade in both field management and advisory roles to better understand, prevent, and mitigate conflict. As the organization’s first Peace & Governance Director in Myanmar and later as the Director of the Peace & Conflict technical advisory team, she launched, built, and implemented programs that aimed to reduce violence, build the preconditions for peace and development, and address critical and emerging threats – from climate change and disruptive technology to poor governance and gender inequality. She has experience in context analysis, stakeholder engagement, mediation and negotiation, project design and implementation, and strategic planning. Jenny has lived and worked in countries including Myanmar, Indonesia, Nepal, Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Central African Republic, and Cameroon.
Jenny holds an M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.