Business & Human Rights

  • Australian Investors Call for Supply Chain Reporting

    August 17, 2017

    The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors has called on the Australian government to pass a bill similar to the UK’s Modern Slavery Act requiring companies to report annually on how they are combating forced labor in their global supply chains.

  • Consultant Shares Best Practices on Trafficking Prevention

    August 17, 2017

    An article by Richard Welford of the nongovernmental organization CSR Asia contains best practices, including through "human rights risks assessments" and reporting policies, for companies to pursue to rid their global supply chains of forced labor.

  • NGO Releases Global Guide on Treatment of Migrant Workers

    August 17, 2017

    The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility has released a global guide providing best practices on corporate treatment of migrant workers in line with the global human rights agenda.

  • Investment Adviser Bolsters Climate Risk Analysis

    August 17, 2017

    CNBC reports that, as the UN and environmental activists target investors to place pressure on companies to mitigate their climate impacts, investor advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has purchased a "climate change data analytics" company to help screen their clients' portfolios for risks related to global warming.

  • US Objects to UNHRC Resolution on "Right to Health"

    August 17, 2017

    IP Watch reports that the US has objected to a resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) calling on the UN High Commissioner on Human rights to produce a report linking the realization of a global "right to health" and to access medicines and vaccines with health-related targets under the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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