Monday 26 Jan. 2015

Graduate Institute: Human rights "without borders": Risks and challenges for Swiss companies



Regis Burrus, Fondation Guilé President

Welcome and setting the scene
Cédric Dupont, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, and Director of Executive Education Programmes, Graduate Institute Geneva

Keynote speaker
The UN’s “Protect, Respect and Remedy” framework for corporate human rights responsibilities: A leadership opportunity for Swiss companies
John Ruggie, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

Can Switzerland make a difference?
Klaus Leisinger, Member of the Board of the Fondation Guilé

Claude Wild, Ambassador, Head of the Human Security Division, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Peter Niggli, CEO Alliance Sud
Business representatives: Matthias Leisinger, Kuoni; Robin Cornelius, Switcher; Stéphane Graber, Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA)

Conclusions and next steps
Klaus Leisinger

A cocktail reception will follow at 19:00.

Organized by:


This conference is organised by the Graduate Institute and the Fondation Guilé.

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Auditorium Ivan Pictet

Maison de la paix, Geneva