Public Lecture: "Human Rights is Everyone's Business - including Business!" feat. Brent Wilson

Our partners in the New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy & Practice and the Human Rights Commission invites you to a public lecture by Brent Wilton, Coca-Cola’s Director of Global Workplace Rights. Drawing on extensive international experience, he considers the economic advantages and benefits to businesses of actively respecting human rights and the cost of not doing so.

Brent Wilton trained as a labour lawyer in New Zealand. He has spent the last 28 years representing companies and their representative organisations on labour and human rights issues in countries around the world. Prior to joining Coca-Cola as director of Global Workplace Rights, he was with the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) representing the interests of business in 150 countries at the UN and in the wider multilateral system.

From the outset he was involved in the stakeholder discussions that led to the creation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and more recently with the UN Human Rights Working Group on their follow up to the implementation of the Principles. Brent Wilton also served on the Board of the UN Global Compact in his last role as IOE Secretary General and was co-chair of their multi-stakeholder Labour and Human Rights Working Group.

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2016

Time: 6 - 7pm

Venue: Old Government House Lecture Theatre 102-636

Cnr of Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland