Business & Human Rights

  • US Halts Corporate Race, Gender Pay Reporting

    September 22, 2017

    The Washington Post reports that the Trump Administration has preemptively halted the implementation of a rule adopted by the previous administration requiring companies with over 100 employees to report salary data on the basis of race and sex to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

  • Lawyer Seeks Investor Pressure on Labor Rights

    September 22, 2017

    Dr. Fiona David of the Walk Free Foundation writes that, in order to ensure compliance with proliferating laws requiring reporting and "due diligence" on forced labor, investors must demand that companies in which they invest put in place policies aimed at ensuring respect for labor rights in their operations and supply chains.

  • Norwegian Banks Dispute NGO Pressure on Pipeline

    September 22, 2017

    Reuters reports that a group of Norwegian financial entities have disputed a legal claim from Energy Transfer Partners LP that they divested from its Dakota Access Pipeline project as a result of pressure from activist organizations, asserting that the decision was based instead on the "unacceptable risk of contributing to serious or systematic human rights violations."

  • NGO Calls for UK BHR Measures After Brexit

    September 22, 2017

    The British Institute of International and Comparative Law has published a document exploring "Frequently Asked Questions" about the application of the global business and human rights (BHR) agenda in the UK after Brexit, finding that the UK will need a new legal framework on supply chain reporting and due diligence after the country leaves the EU.

  • Report Shows Growing Business Commitment to SDGs

    September 21, 2017

    A new report released by the UN Global Compact (UNGC) shows that companies participating in the UNGC are integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - in addition to environmental, social, and governance principles - into company policies.

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