Flaviano Bianchini from Source International will give a seminar on “Business and Human Rights in the real world”. What has the real practice to say about business and human rights? What is the on-the-ground reality, and to what extent do international initiatives like the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights work?
Flaviano is founder of Source International a non-profit organization that brings together a group of scientists and lawyers who work with communities to provide evidence of pollution and human rights abuses. This evidence enables them to stand up for their rights. To know more about their projects, see here.
The seminar is at 17:30 (until about 19) and it is free and open.
To enter the seminar please click on this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92359542765?pwd=ZU03MXdMNENQNUNlbEdRZllBb3g1QT09
About Flaviano Bianchini
He is an Italian environmentalist and a human rights activist. He has specialized in Valorization and Management of Natural Resources and a Master Degree in Human Rights and Conflict Management at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. His studies on the impact of extractive industries on environment and health have led to changes in the mining law in Honduras, the adoption of precautionary measures by the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights in Guatemala, the declaration of health emergency in the city of Cerro de Pasco in Peru and 50 millions dollars in compensation for an indigenous community in Mexico among others. He has been candidate environmentalist of the year by the magazine The New Ecology in 2008; he received the social worker prize from the San Carlos University of Guatemala in 2006. He is Ashoka fellow since 2012. In 2012, he founded Source International. Source International has been considered one of the 30 most innovative ideas of 2012 by the ABC Continuity Forum in Miami, it was awarded with the Tech Award in 2014, the Global Human Rights Award in 2015 and the Impact Tech Award in 2016, for the use of technology in benefit of humanity.
Graphic design: Fabio Pomini
Image: Courtesy of Source International.