IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.9, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

Banking on it: applying principles of responsible business conduct in, by and to the financial sector

Wednesday 11 October (1430 - 1730)

Room C4.9, Convention Centre, Level 4


Business Human Rights Committee (Lead)
Banking & Financial Law Committee


Business and human rights are gaining prominence in the financial sector. This is true not only in project finance, where these issues have played a significant role for some time, but also in other activities, including lending. This session will address developments that are bringing about a shift in the financial sector towards a more pervasive business and human rights-orientated approach. Those interested in the financial sector should be aware of such developments that could shape the future of financing. For example, there could be implications for the status of financial agreements in which these topics are not prominently addressed but finance has nevertheless been provided. The session will address these and other emerging topics in this field.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Martijn Scheltema Pels Rijcken, The Hague, Netherlands; Chair, Business Human Rights Committee


Arnaud Cohen Stuart ING, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Daisy Gardener Oxfam Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
David Kinley University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Professor Roel Nieuwenkamp OECD, Paris, France
Cristina Puigdengolas Fernando Pombo Foundation, Madrid, Spain
Annette Spencer UBS AG, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia