Programme

DAY ONE: Tuesday 12 November

10:00-12:00: CSR Law Research Network Meeting (open for all members of the CSR LRN)
                    Chaired by Associate professor Karin Buhmann, chairman of the CSR LRN

12:00-13:00: Light lunch and registration

Session 1: Strengthening the implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises through mediation and conflict resolution

Chair: Professor Birgitte Egelund Olsen

13:00-30:10: Welcome Professor Birgitte Egelund Olsen

13:10-13:40: The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the role of
                    the National Contact Points
                   
Professor Karsten Engsig Sørensen, Department of Law, Aarhus University

13:40-13:55: Discussion

13:55-14:30: Who should have access to the National Contact Points?
                    Mads Øvlisen, Chair of the Danish Contact Point          

14:30-15.00: Comments from the UK NCP (5 minutes)
                    Comments from the N NCP (5 minutes)
                    Plenary discussion 15 minutes

15:00-15:30: Coffee break

15:30-16:05: The position of the parties in the proceedings before the NCP
                    and the gathering of information
                   
Danish Chopra, UK Contact Point

16.05-16:30: Comments from the N NCP (5 minutes)
                    Comments from the DK NCP (5 minutes)
                    Plenary discussion 15 minutes

16: 30-16:40: Break

16.40-17:15: Applying the OECD Guidelines – the scope, interpretation and application
                   Hans Petter Graver, Chair of the Norwegian Contact Point                

17.15-17.40: Comments from the UK NCP (5 minutes)
                    Comments from the DK NCP (5 minutes)
                    Plenary discussion 15 minutes

17:40-18:00: General discussion and concluding the first day

 

DAY TWO: Wednesday 13 November

09:00-12:00: CSR LRN PhD Seminar (open for all participants)
                    Chaired by Associate professor Karin Buhmann, chairman of the CSR LRN
                  

09:00-09:10: Introduction

09:10-09.40: From legal liability to shared responsibility?
                    Eskil Riskær (Discussion 15 minutes)

09:40-10:10: The evolution of codes of conduct of major corporations,
                    Sinisa Milatovic (Discussion 15 minutes)

10:10-10:30: Coffee break

10:30-11:00: The functioning of the Dutch National Contact Point during
                    the specific instance procedure
                    Sander van’t Foort, (Discussion 15 minutes)

11:00-11:30: Could the OECD Guidelines provide the first knock to break an interpretive deadlock?
                    Kristinn Már Reynisson, (Discussion 15 minutes)

11:30-11:45: General discussion and closing the CSR LRN PhD Seminar 

11:45-12:15: Light lunch and registration

Session 2: The Danish CSR reporting and verification agenda

Chair: Professor Karsten Engsig Sørensen

12:15-12:25: Welcome: Professor Karsten Engsig Sørensen

12:25-12:55: The special features of Danish CSR reporting
                    Professor Birgitte Egelund Olsen, Department of Law, Aarhus University
                    Discussion 10 minutes

12:55-13:25: Is mandatory disclosure the way forward?
                    Senior legal advisor Henriette Kinnunen, CEPOS
                    Discussion 10 minutes

13:25-13:45: Coffee break

13.45-14.15: How do businesses benefit from CSR-reporting?
                   Morten Nielsen from Carlsberg
                   Discussion 10 minutes

14.15-14.30: Break

14.30-15.00: How is CSR reporting used by investors and financial markets?
                    Senior Analyst Jens Houe Thomsen, Jyske Markets
                    Discussion 10 minutes

15.00-15.30: The role of accountants in CSR reporting
                    Consultant Louise Rosenmeier, KPMG
                    Discussion 10 minutes                                  

15:30-15:45: Coffee break

15:45-16:15: CSR reporting and human rights
                    Associate professor Karin Buhmann, Roskilde University
                    Discussion 10 minutes

16:15-16:45: CSR reporting in an international context
                    PhD-fellow Dániel Gergely Szabó, Department of Law, Aarhus University
                    Discussion 10 minutes

16:45-17:00: General discussion and concluding the conference