Business & Human Rights

  • WEF Seeks Corporate Support for Urban "Sustainability"

    February 17, 2017

    The World Economic Forum has published a report on how local officials must engage with private companies in fulfilling the UN's New Urban Agenda, an action plan for urban development that seeks to achieve "social, environmental and economic sustainability" in cities around the world.

  • UN Group Reviews Cooperation on BHR Enforcement

    February 17, 2017

    The UN Working Group for business and human rights (BHR) issues has issued a survey to countries around the world on instances of cross-border law enforcement cooperation in their implementation of the global BHR agenda, as part of the Working Group's development of international recommendations on effectively combating corporate BHR violations.

  • Union Files OECD Complaint over Company's Labor Practices

    February 17, 2017

    UNI Global Union has filed a new complaint with the Spanish National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises against security company Prosegur, alleging that the company violated the global Guidelines by failing to respect the labor rights of its employees in Latin America and India.

  • Economist: Corporate Tax Avoidance Threatens Civilization

    February 16, 2017

    Economist Paul Sweeney writes that the survival of civilization depends on multinational corporations like technology company Apple recognizing a duty, beyond shareholders, to the wider community in paying a "fair share" of taxes to the governments of countries in which they operate.

  • NGOs Seek Corporate Support on Foreign Payments Rule

    February 16, 2017

    A coalition of nongovernmental organizations called Publish What You Pay has released an open letter to companies in the mining, oil, and gas industries calling on them to pressure the US Congress to maintain an Obama Administration rule, targeted for repeal by legislators, requiring these companies to report their payments to foreign governments.

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