Business & Human Rights

  • PRI and UN Global Compact Call for "Sustainable" Pension Funds

    April 26, 2017

    The UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and UN Global Compact have called on business leaders to direct corporate pension funds into “sustainable” investments that support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • ISO Releases International Standard for Sustainable Procurement

    April 26, 2017

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released a new set of standards designed to help companies ensure that their suppliers respect international norms regarding sustainability, workers’ rights, and environmental protection. 

  • Activists Demand Transparency in Textile Supply Chains

    April 26, 2017

    A coalition of unions and advocates has published a report calling for apparel and footwear companies to disclose the overseas factories used in their supply chains to increase transparency and ensure compliance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

  • GRI Standards Board Considers Further Use of BHR Guidelines

    April 19, 2017

    The Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Global Sustainability Standards Board has released a draft project proposal that seeks input on how to further incorporate the UN’s Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights (BHR) into the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards.

  • ILO Workers: Governments Should Protect Rights in ‘Gig Economy’

    April 19, 2017

    Janine Berg and Valerio De Stefano of the UN’s International Labour Organisation have argued that traditional government labour protections should be applied to workers who obtain platform-based work such as that found via mobile phone apps like Uber.

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