Conference: Religion, Business and Human Rights

The European Platform against Religious Intolerance and Discrimination (EPRID)Quê Me: Vietnam Committee on Human Rights in collaboration with the office of Ramon Tremosa i Balcells MEP, with the support of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” are pleased to invite you to our event:

RELIGION, BUSINESS & HUMAN RIGHTS
Wednesday 6 September 2017 – 14:00-16:00 
Brussels, European Parliament, Room A5E-2

Freedom of Religion or Belief is close to the core of every human being, so that some have argued that religion should be a private matter. So what has the business world to do with this human right? More than you might think!

Every day, businesses around the world bring together people from different backgrounds and religions to accomplish a shared purpose – producing a product or service for others. At the same time, societies are becoming more religiously diverse. The Sustainable Development Goals 2030 include several references to diversity and inclusion, and it is widely accepted that diversity will increasingly impact employees and markets. Facilitating this diversity is one component of a company’s overall strategy to value their employees and increase their loyalty for the benefit of customers and shareholders.

Speakers

Dr Brian Grim President, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RFBF)
Dr. Ján Figel’ Special Envoy on the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief outside the EU
Amarjit Singh Financial Services – Wealth & Asset Management, Ernst & Young LLP
Michael Walekin Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, former Head of Religion, BBC
DG Trade Representative (TBC)

The presentations will be followed by discussion and Q&A. RFBF will invite companies to demonstrate their commitment to religious diversity and inclusion by signing the RFBF Corporate Pledge on Freedom of Religion or Belief. 

Download the Poster of the meeting.

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