October 24-26

Huntington Beach, California

Breakout Sessions

Eliminating Gender-Based Violence—A Business Imperative

October 24, 2017, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Violence against women is one of the world’s greatest social, economic, and public health problems, pervading the home, workplace, and community. Working to stop it is not only the right thing to do from a human and labor rights perspective—it is also the smart thing to do for workplace efficiency and profitability. This session will take an in-depth look at how businesses have responded to this complex challenge through preventive and remedial measures. Participants will also gain a greater understanding of what multistakeholder collaboration can do to move the needle on ending gender-based violence.

Session Speakers

Aleix Gonzalez Busquets

Aleix Gonzalez Busquets

Global Head of External Stakeholder Engagement, Global Sustainability

Rachel Sylvan

Rachel Sylvan

Director, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

Shaun Mickus

Shaun Mickus

Global Director, Social Business Practices, Global Community Impact
Johnson & Johnson

Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen

Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen

Senior Vice President

Additional confirmed speakers will be published later this summer. Please check back for updates.

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  • United Nations Foundation logo


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  • Walt Disney logo

Carbon Offset

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  • Boeing logo
  • EQT AB logo
  • Flex logo
  • Morrison & Foerster logo
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Djembe Communications logo
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GreenBiz logo
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