Date and Time
June 22, 2023
8:30 am-10:00 am SGT
Human Rights | Supply Chain
The trend of legislating companies' responsibilities to respect human rights is making human rights due diligence a business imperative.
As human rights disclosure and due diligence legislations around the world come into force, a cascading effect is emerging in other jurisdictions, including in Southeast Asia. Both global and regional companies need to step up their efforts in managing their risks, particularly in supply chains, which are seen as a hotspot for human rights risks across industries and geographies.
BSR will be hosting an interactive and open discussion on human rights due diligence, covering current international and in-country standards, emerging trends at the global and regional levels, and corporate practical implementation and good practices.
Breakfast will served from 8:30-9 a.m. before the panel starts.
- Johan Martin Seland, Head of Sustainability, Telenor Asia
- Boon Yaw Song, Vice President, Business Partner Management, Telenor Asia
- Roberta Pinamonti, Associate Director, BSR
- Cynthia Wang, Manager, Human Rights, BSR
Associate Director, BSR
With more than 14 years of experience in the field of sustainability, Roberta supports companies in translating social and human rights expectations into management practices. In particular, she focuses on supporting companies in the energy and utilities sectors in navigating regulatory trends as well as investor and other stakeholder expectations when it comes to human rights management. She is passionate about renewable energy and leads BSR's work in renewable energy and human rights.
She has experience with human rights due diligence and impact assessments, code of practice and policy development, sustainability strategy and integration, sustainability reporting, and materiality assessments.
Prior to joining BSR, Roberta spent six years with Enel, a multinational electric utilities company, as a CSR specialist. She managed projects across various countries, particularly in Latin America, focusing primarily on integrating sustainability into business operations and developing the company's human rights approach.
Roberta holds a MA in Economics and CSR and a BA in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Trento in Italy. An Italian native speaker, Roberta also speaks English, Spanish, and French fluently.
Manager, Human Rights, BSR
Cynthia supports BSR’s human rights and supply chain work in Asia. Her project experience spans multiple social topics and industries, including financial services, extractives, and information and communications technology. She also supports the cross-industry Human Rights Working Group.
Prior to joining BSR, Cynthia worked as a legal trainee at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, where she conducted legal research and analysis to assist with legal complaints against transnational corporations. She also participated in a research project on corporate civil liability at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights. Additionally, Cynthia previously interned at UN Women China, where she provided support on communications and project management for work related to domestic violence and CSR development in China.
Cynthia holds an M.A. in Human Rights from the University of Vienna and a B.A. in Law from National Taiwan University.