From Fragility to Resilience - Commodities Trading in Times of Crisis | Institute for Human Rights and Business

From Fragility to Resilience - Commodities Trading in Times of Crisis

20 May 2020 Virtual

In a special series of online discussions intended to inspire and inform action, IHRB and partners are examining the responsibilities of companies for the human rights of workers and affected communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first in the series looks at the international policy context and the spotlight the pandemic has shone on modern employment relationships and social safety nets. The second analyses the crisis as it affects workers in global supply chains, with a special focus on Bangladesh. 

This webinar, the third in the series, focuses on the immediate human rights implications of trading commodities. The Coronavirus pandemic is having a massive impact on global supply networks. Millions of workers are involved on a daily basis in a massive effort to keep global supply chains connected to ensure that people receive daily essential goods and commodities. Commodity traders and trading exchanges play an important role in this process and can help in identifying solutions that promote public health while minimising economic damage.

This virtual roundtable will explore the central role of commodities trading in times of crisis and the steps needed to protect the health and wellbeing of workers and communities involved in the production and delivery of essential goods and commodities.

Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 1pm London, 2pm CET (80 min duration) - Virtual Discussion

 

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Framing Questions

  • How central is the role of commodities trading during times of crisis such as these?
  • How are supply chain disruptions playing out in the context of commodities trading, and what are the human rights at risk?
  • What are the steps needed to protect the health and wellbeing of workers and communities involved in the production and delivery of essential goods and commodities?

 


In a special series of online discussions intended to inspire and inform action, IHRB and partners examine the responsibilities of companies for the human rights of workers and affected communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first in the series looks at the international policy context and the spotlight the pandemic has shone on modern employment relationships and social safety nets. The second analyses the crisis as it affects workers in global supply chains, with a special focus on Bangladesh. The third in the series focuses on the immediate human rights implications of trading commodities.

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