Recommendations published on advancing business and human rights in Indonesia

Recommendations on potential ways forward to catalyse leadership and action and advance business and human rights in Indonesia, have been issued in a report released today. The event report summarises the discussions and findings of an Indonesian conference on Understanding and Implementing Respect for Human Rights in a Business Context. The conference was held on 6th November 2014 in Jakarta, convened by GBI in collaboration with KADIN, Human Rights Resource Centre and Praxity Chambers. Attracting over 200 representatives from Indonesian private and state-owned enterprises, multinational companies, and civil society, the gathering focused on practical ways business can manage and address human rights impacts. Examples of company practices shared at the event are highlighted in the report.

Following the conference, on 7th November 2014, the partners convened 30 senior business leaders from Indonesian and multinational companies for a private three-hour dialogue to reflect on the Conference. The insights from this Senior Leaders Roundtable have also informed the recommendations on how to support business to respect human rights in practice in Indonesia.

The report is available online at: http://www.global-business-initiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/GBI_Outreach_Conference_Indonesia.pdf

A summary of the Roundtable is available here, and a summary of the Conference can be accessed here.

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CONTACT

Katherine Miles, Development Director, GBI, T: +44 7585 633 807

katherine.miles@global-business-initiative.org

For more information contact each of the respective project partners directly to hear about their on-going work on business and human rights, including opportunities for engagement.