EVENT Unpacking the CSDDD: responsibility, climate and justice
September 13th, 2023
EVENT Unpacking the CSDDD: responsibility, climate and justice, organised by the ECCJ

As trilogue negotiations on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) gain momentum, numerous critical issues remain under discussion. The clock is ticking for the EU to bolster corporate accountability. This timely conference will bring together affected rightsholders from the Global South, practitioners, policymakers and business representatives to discuss what’s key for the directive to effectively protect human rights, tackle environmental and climate impacts and ensure justice for affected workers and communities.

Panel discussions

  • Panel 1 – From words to action: making due diligence truly effective: this discussion will explore risks and potentials of Sector Initiatives and audits, uncovering how companies can best meet their obligations outlined in the EU directive, as well as sharing lessons learned from existing practices. 
  • Panel 2 – The green mandate: CSDDD’s role in protecting our planet: speakers will examine the responsibility of companies in the transition to more sustainable societies, and how the CSDDD should effectively tackle climate and environmental issues. 
  • Panel 3 – Guaranteeing justice: victims’ right to remedy: the debate will promote ways to ensure that justice is accessible, affordable, and efficient for all victims of corporate abuse – one of the key objectives of the Directive. 


Join this timely debate and secure your seat. 

EVENT Unpacking the CSDDD - panel discussions on the due diligence, climate and environment and justice


10:30 – 10:35   Welcome 

10:35 – 10:45   Keynote speech by Mirtha Vásquez, former Prime Minister of Peru and lawyer-advocate representing communities struggling against the adverse impacts of mining 

10:45 – 11:30   Panel 1: From words to action: making due diligence truly effective 

  • Danilo Chammas, human rights lawyer for the affected community in Brumadinho, Brazil.
  • Belinda Christine Borck,Tony Chocolonely.
  • Rachel Davis, Shift.
  • Friedel Hütz-Adams, Südwind Institut.

11:30 – 12:15   Panel 2: The green mandate: CSDDD’s role in protecting our planet 

  • Paul De Clerck, Friends of the Earth.
  • Frederic Hans, NewClimate Institute.
  • Benjamin Michel, OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct.
  • Tiemo Wölken, European Parliament.
  • Ceren Yildiz, BUND Germany.

12:15 – 12:55   Panel 3: Guaranteeing justice: victims’ right to remedy 

  • Maxwell Atuhura, STOP EACOP activist.
  • Sandra Cossart, Sherpa.
  • Nicholas Omonuk Okoit, Fridays For Future MAPA.
  • Patrycja Pogodzinska, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

12:55 – 13:00   Closure 

13:00 – 14:00   Networking lunch 



This event is organised by The European Coalition for Corporate Justice; co-hosted by Frank Bold, Friends of the Earth Europe and Justice is Everybody’s Business