Business and Human Rights: Towards a Common Agenda and Action

This multi-stakeholder conference, organised with the support of Shift, is set to discuss business and human rights and, in particular, a collaborative and constructive way forward on this critical agenda. Since the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011, we have seen an increase in debate about business respect for human rights. The expectations at business and state level to ensure that companies respect human rights and that the most vulnerable, including human-rights defenders, can have access to justice, are clear. The question remains: How do we most effectively advance implementation?

The topics of the conference include support to business on respecting human rights, public financing for doing business abroad, the role of regulatory measures and the use of collective leverage and cooperation to enhance human rights outcomes.

Organiser: Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Contact: Sari Uusi-Rauva, Ministry for Foreign Affairs




Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Ministry for Foreign Affairs