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  • Member of World CSR congress Advisory Council http://www.worldcsrcongress.com/advisory.html
  • Receives industry award from Indian business and other stakeholders for excellence and leadership in business and human rights at World CSR congress http://www.worldcsrcongress.com/global_csr.html
  • Speaker on business and human rights at World CSR Day in Mumbai, February 2014 http://www.worldcsrcongress.com/role_players_2014.html
  • Attended the UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, 2-4 December 2013
  • Speaker at business and human rights panel session at the Annual CSR Summit in Bangkok on 18 September 2013. Details about the summit may be accessed at: http://csr-asia.com/summit2013/index.php
  • Released introductory paper about a business and human rights index and accreditation and certification scheme. The paper may be accessed at: http://business-humanrights.org/media/documents/rightbusiness-paper-jul-2013.pdf
  • Addressed SL Ministry and civil servants about how governments and businesses are engaging with developments in the business and human rights field
  • Participated in televised interview about business and human rights, including developments in Sri Lanka.  The interview may be accessed at: http://groundviews.org/2013/07/21/human-rights-and-business-in-sri-lanka-in-conversation-with-priyanga-hettiarachi/  or http://youngasia.tv/category/the-interview/
  • Invited to speak at Rotary International event in April 2013 and addressed delegates about developments in business and human rights
  • Volunteered to assist social media campaign to address racism in a business and social context.  Information about the campaign may be accessed at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.429110767174582.1073741825.118464538239208&type=3
  • Commenced work on RightsBusiness’ first social responsiblility project to develop a business and human rights index and accreditation and certification scheme, in consultation and collaboration with stakeholders.  An introductory paper is due in July 2013.
  • Article about business and human rights engagement by leading corporations in Sri Lanka published in the 2012 LMD 100 business magazine (copy available on request)
  • Attended the inaugural UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, 3-5 December 2012
  • Attended the Global Compact Network Asia/ Oceania regional meeting, 22 November 2012
  • Released a report on integrating human rights across business operations. The report provides a preliminary scan and baseline of how the top 50 companies in Sri Lanka, an emerging market in Asia, are engaging with human rights.  The report may be accessed at: http://www.business-humanrights.org/Links/Repository/1014944
  • Met with visiting Business and Human Rights Resource representatives from London in June 2012
  • Met with Global Compact Local Network in Sri Lanka representatives in May 2012

News about RightsBusiness staff in the business and human rights field prior to or outside of their engagement by RightsBusiness

Priyanga Hettiarachi