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Labour & Human Rights
Peer Learning Group

 

Grappling with complex issues in an ever-changing sustainability landscape under mounting pressure from consumers and shareholders, sustainability professionals across the globe are looking for opportunities to connect with their peers for insights and knowledge sharing.

Peer Learning Groups at the UN Global Compact create a safe space for companies to share their best practices and challenges on critical sustainability issues with like-minded professionals, while gaining access to industry experts and unique networking opportunities. Through facilitated sessions, curated resources and group discussions, participants learn about the latest best practices in any given issue area in a trusted, regulated environment.

The Labour & Human Rights Peer Learning Group is open for private sector staff working on topics related to human rights, labour rights, compliance and sustainability. Companies of all sizes and levels of advancement are encouraged to apply.

The Learning Experience

The Labour & Human Rights Peer Learning Group encompasses 4 sessions annually. Sessions take place virtually and bring together participants from different industries and sectors in Switzerland & Liechtenstein.

Leading up to each session, participants receive materials from the UN Global Compact to help them prepare. During the session, participants learn through case studies, breakout sessions, and discussion forms.

Session Topics

  • Occupational Health and Safety

  • Discrimination

  • Child and Forced Labour

  • Living Wage

Timeline

Application opens:

30 November 2022

Application deadline:

15 February 2023

Group starts:

March 2023

Benefits

  • Build a community, network and support system of sustainability professionals and industry experts

  • Share knowledge and insights about your company’s sustainability challenges and solutions

  • Identify trends on emerging sustainability innovations

  • Enter a safe space for challenging and courageous conversations, facilitated by the UN Global Compact

  • Advance your company’s sustainability journey

Eligibility

  • Be a participant of the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein

  • Able to appoint two representatives that can commit to joining 4 sessions annually

  • Willing to candidly share, learn, and
    engage with peers

  • Active participation and active listening
    are key to peer-to-peer learning

The UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein offers Peer Learning Groups that will focus on three priority issue tracks:

Climate Action, Labour & Human Rights and SMEs.

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Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

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