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Thursday, March 31 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Respecting Human Rights in the On-Demand Economy

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The on-demand economy has revolutionized the way workers secure a stable income and consumers access products and services. However, as on-demand business models evolve it is increasingly clear that the legal and regulatory environment designed to protect consumers and workers is outdated. The governance gap has highlighted new and evolving human rights risks and opportunities for the sector.

This panel will highlight ways the private sector, government and civil society can maximize the benefits and promise of on-demand business models while protecting the human rights of workers and users. Panelists will focus on three emerging human rights risks—labor protections, discrimination and safety—and assess the degree to which current solutions have effectively reduced risk. We will then look to lessons learned from the governance gap left by globalization to determine whether the on-demand economy could capitalize on existing tools from the private sector to further advance corporate respect for human rights. This may include User Code of Conducts, auditing protocols and technological advances to limit opportunities for discrimination.

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Chloe Poynton

Principal, Article One
Chloe is a Principal at Article One, a business & human rights consulting firm that works with companies, institutions, and state agencies to develop and implement strategies to promote corporate respect for human rights.
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Andreas Weigend

Lecturer, UC Berkeley
Dr. Andreas Weigend is interested in the impact of the social data revolution on individuals, business, and society. He was the Chief Scientist of Amazon, now teaches at Stanford and UC Berkeley, and directs the Social Data Lab. | He advises innovative startups and regularly consults for large corporations including Alibaba, BMW, GE, Lufthansa, MasterCard, Tencent and the World Economic Forum.. | Andreas received his Ph.D. in physics from... Read More →

Thursday March 31, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Slate

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