Alice Cope

Alice Cope

Chief of Operations & Director

Pillar Two

Alice brings significant experience advising companies, government and other stakeholders on sustainability risks and opportunities, with a particular focus on business and human rights and stakeholder engagement.

Starting her career as a corporate lawyer at leading law firm Allens, Alice then worked as a Policy and Sustainability Advisor in New York with the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Alice’s work focused on a range of business and human rights issues, including gender, Indigenous peoples’ rights and responsible supply chains, as well as government relations.

After returning to Australia, Alice was appointed as the inaugural Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Network Australia, the Australian business-led network of the UN Global Compact and Australia’s leading corporate sustainability initiative. In this role, Alice was a regular advisor to companies, government and other stakeholders on sustainability risks and opportunities, strategies, frameworks and policies including around business and human rights and agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals. While in this role, Alice was also appointed as a member of the UN Global Compact board, which is chaired by the UN Secretary-General, as a representative of the initiative’s 80+ country networks. Alice also led the annual Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights, and was appointed to the Foreign Minister’s Business and Human Rights Advisory Group in 2017.

Alice has a Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Finance, Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and Master of Communications.

Alice Cope

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  • Wed, 01 Nov
  • 16:00 - 17:30 AEDT
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  • 90 min
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  • Wed, 01 Nov
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  • ESG Collaboration
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  • Google Cloud & NGIS ESG Collaboration Theatre

Human Rights, Ethics & Supply Chain Sustainability

  • 16:00 - 16:05
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  • 5 min
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  • Wed, 01 Nov
Welcoming Remarks
  • 16:05 - 16:25
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  • 20 min
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  • Wed, 01 Nov
Creating Meaningful Engagement in Managing Human Rights Risks in the Supply Chain
  • 16:25 - 16:45
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  • 20 min
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  • Wed, 01 Nov
Keynote Address: Complying with Updated Human Rights and Modern Slavery Requirements Across the Mining Supply Chain
  • 16:45 - 17:30
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  • 45 min
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  • Wed, 01 Nov
Talk it Forward Dialogue Table: What Still Prevents Mining from Sourcing Ethically and Sustainably, and Respecting and Promoting Human Rights?