Putting people and the planet at the core of business

Oct 2014: Lib Dem conference – Fringe event

Liberal Democrats UK

Liberal Democrats Party, Glasgow, Saturday 4 – Wednesday 8 October 2014

CORE fringe event

Location: SECC (Secure zone), Dochart 2
Time: 19:45 to 21:00
Date: Tuesday 7th October 2014

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Business and Human Rights: A Liberal Cause


  • Chair: Andrew George MP
  • Alistair Dutton, Director, SCIAF
  • Louise Rouse, Share Action
  • Jenny Willott MP

CORE Lib Dem fringe - key talking points Key talking points: a loose transcript of the event

Key quotes

Alistair Dutton:
“Much of thinking on this subject has already been done. And much of what is needed already exists. But it’s voluntary and only applies to a few. We want standard reporting requirements so we can make comparisons between businesses.”

Louise Rouse:
“You can not sacrifice the universality of human rights for globalisation of trade; simplify your supply chain if you can’t visualise what’s happening. If you can’t work out whether it’s horse meat or cow’s meat in your supply chain, simplify it.”

Jenny Willott MP:
“There is a feeling [inside government] we can really lead the way in the UK, and perhaps influence change in other countries, particularly developing countries.”

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