How Are NGOs Addressing Human Rights in Conflict Areas?

Harriet Lamb explains how NGOs can help guide firms involved in conflict-affected regions.

Investors often play up the merits of active engagement with companies. But how does that work with sovereign nations, specifically with conflict-affected regions that generally fall on investors’ exclusion lists? Harriet Lamb explains how the role of NGOs like International Alert are working to provide guidance to sectors like extractive industries who involved in conflict affected regions. She also provides suggestions for how investors can work with NGOs – much as they have in climate change policy – as a means towards conflict resolution.

 

Recording date: 22 May 2018

 

Harriet Lamb CBE

Harriet Lamb CBE is the CEO of peacebuilding charity International Alert. Before joining Alert, Harriet was CEO of Fairtrade International from 2012–2015 and Executive Director of the UK-based Fairtrade Foundation from 2001–2012. At the World Development Movement (now Global Justice Now), she campaigned for the EU Code of Conduct on Arms Sales, against export credits for arms sales to repressive regimes. Her awards include a CBE in the New Year Honours List 2006, Credit Suisse Business Woman of the Year and Cosmopolitan Eco-Queen.