Jeannette Von Wolfersdorff, Director of the Board of the Santiago Exchange, participated at the 2018 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rigths, from November 26 and 28 in Geneva, to discuss the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as well as current business-related human rights issues.
Over 2,000 participants from diverse sectors, like government, business, community groups and civil society, law firms, investor organizations, UN bodies, national human rights institutions, trade unions, academia and the media, are expected at the event. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Comissioner for Human Rigths, and Dante Pece, the Chair of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rigths, opened the Forum.
Von Wolferdorff participated in a panel discussion with senior business leaders to share their perspective on embedding respect for human rights in company policies and the importance of human rights’ due diligence. The Director of the Board of the Santiago Exchange elaborated on the developments the Exchange has made in sustainability, with the main objective for companies to incorporate the ESG factors -environmental, social and corporate governance- in their management.
Recently, Jeannette was recognized by Chilean newspaper “El Mercurio” as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Chile due to her contribution in the economic and social development of the country.