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This Summit was generously supported by Marshalls plc, enabling these important conversations to take place.

The UN Global Compact Network UK’s Business & Human Rights Summit was an interactive digital event featuring a series of discussions over the course of two days, 30-31 March 2021. We brought business representatives together with top leaders from the United Nations, the UK Government, and civil society to progress, shape, and showcase how businesses are addressing salient human rights issues in 2021.

Speakers included:

Sanda Ojiambo

Sanda Ojiambo, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

Baroness Hornsey (2)

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE

Simon Boss (2)

Simon Boss, Chief Executive, Shoosmiths

Dr. Márcia Balisciano (2)

Dr Márcia Balisciano, Global Head CR, RELX and Chair, UNGC UK

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John Morrison, Chief Executive, IHRB

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Chris Southworth, Secretary General, International Chambers of Commerce UK


Antonio Zappulla,
CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

Rae Lindsay

Rae Lindsay, Partner, Clifford Chance

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Mattie Yeta, Head of Sustainability, Defra IT


Robin Sundaram, Responsible Sourcing Manager, Nestle UK

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Shiv Sibal, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Marshalls plc

Joanna Ewart-James

Joanna Ewart-James, Executive Director, Freedom United

CHris Harrop (2)

Chris Harrop, OBE, Group Sustainability Director, Marshalls plc

Andrew Harper (002)

Mr. Andrew Harper, UNHCR Special Advisor on Climate Action

Peter Andrews (3)

Peter Andrews, Head of Sustainability Policy, British Retail Consortium


Gabbi Loedolff, Global Buying Coordinator, Lush

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Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, Lawyer and Political & Women’s Rights Activist