Delegation of the European Union to Singapore

Business and Human Rights: Annual Human Rights Day Seminar 2017

04/12/2017 - 04:56
Conference/seminarInternational, European Days and Anniversaries

Business and Human Rights Join us on Friday, Dec 8th for our annual seminar commemorating Human Rights Day.


European Union

Delegation to Singapore


Business and Human Rights

Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore

Crescent Ballroom (Level 2), 190 Orchard Boulevard

Singapore 248646

Friday, 8 December 2017

9am to 2pm



Human Rights Day is commemorated around the world every year on 10 December, under the auspices of the United Nations. Building on past practice, the European Union Delegation to Singapore is organising an annual seminar to mark and raise awareness of Human Rights Day. This year, our seminar on Business and Human Rights reflects on Corporate Social Responsibility and government measures to support Human Rights in Asia and Europe.






Opening Remarks:  H.E. Ms Barbara Plinkert, Ambassador of the European Union to Singapore

9.10 –9.25am

Keynote Speech : Mr Shashi Jayakumar, Alternate Representative of Singapore to ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights

9.25 – 10.30am

Panel 1 – Private Sector Perspective: Beyond Philanthropy to Responsible Business Conduct 


Mr Mikkel Larsen, Managing Director, Co-Chair of DBS Sustainability Council, DBS Bank

Ms Anita Neville, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Sustainability Relations, Golden Agri-Resources Ltd

Mr Philippe Martinez, Regional Managing Director for Asia and Country Manager for Singapore,  Adecco Group  

Moderator: Mr Ravi Kumar, Shaw Chair Professor and Associate Provost, Nanyang Technological University

10.30 – 11am

Coffee Break

11am – 12pm

Panel 2 – CSR Practices in Asia and Europe: Government Measures to Support Business 


Mr Thomas Thomas, CEO, ASEAN CSR Network

H.E. Mr Hakan Jevrell, Ambassador of Sweden to Singapore

Mr Karthik Rajan, Vice President, Frost & Sullivan

Moderator: Mr Rajes Chhabara, Managing Director, CSRWorks International


Panel 3 – Labour Issues in Business Practices: Asia and Beyond 


Ms Veronica Nilsson, Programme Manager, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Ms Braema Mathi, Founder of Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2)

Ms Anjali Fleury, International Labour Organisation, Jakarta

Moderator: Ms Yeo Lay Hwee, Director, EU Centre, Singapore

1 – 1.20pm

Concluding Remarks: Mr Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs

1.20 – 2pm




Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore Crescent Ballroom (Level 2)
190 Orchard Boulevard Singapore 248646


As this is a closed door event with limited seats, please sign up by emailing