Webinar: Business and Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Emerging Trends, New Tools and Resources

Presented by Amy Lehr

Foley Hoag attorney Amy Lehr, a member of the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility Practice, led discussions at a webinar hosted by the U.N. Global Compact.  Ms. Lehr recently authored a Good Practice Note on indigenous people for the U.N. Global Compact.

The webinar, entitled “Business and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Emerging Trends, New Tools and Resources,” focused on new resources to help companies understand the rights of indigenous people and ways businesses can respect and support them.  Highlighting the emerging trends and practical guidance contained in these resources, the discussion addressed stakeholder perspectives and company examples.

Lehr was joined by Rebecca Adamson, First Peoples Worldwide; Natalia Gonchar, Sakhalin Energy; and Catherine Hunter, KPMG. The speakers addressed these trends and tools, and discussed their relevance for business.

The United National Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. To download the presentation slides click here.