Business Impacts

  • Ericsson Adopts NGO Human Rights Reporting Framework

    April 15, 2015

    A "Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report" from communications company Ericsson claims to be the first such report in its sector to follow the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, created by the nongovernmental organization ("NGO") Shift and Mazars to push corporate human rights reporting.

  • Guardian Seeks Shift to "Socially Responsible" Investments

    April 13, 2015

    Neil Berkett of the Guardian Media Group ("GMG") details how GMG has recently sought to implement the UN's social and environmental agenda and is now planning to divest from fossil fuels in order to combat global warming.

  • Activists Criticize Coca-Cola BHR Efforts as Insufficient

    April 09, 2015

    A group of activists and others at a recent World Bank conference criticized a Coca-Cola report denying so-called "land grabs" by its sugar suppliers in Guatemala as insufficient and sought an array of information on the right of the sugar suppliers to their land.

  • Coca-Cola Publishes Assessments of Sugar Supply Chain

    March 18, 2015

    As pressure from nongovernmental and international organizations calling for companies to adopt the UN business and human rights agenda grows, The Coca-Cola Company has published its first country-specific "human rights due diligence studies" on its sugar supply chains in Colombia and Guatemala.

  • EJOLT Creates Map of Corporate Environmental Impact

    March 11, 2015

    The Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade ("EJOLT") project has launched a Global Atlas of Environmental Justice, showing, among other things, a world map cataloging local "resistance" to corporations that are allegedly having impacts on the environment.

  • NGOs Push for Action Based on BHR Impact Assessments

    March 11, 2015

    A group of nongovernmental organizations and the bank Barclays recently held an event at which participants discussed how businesses must translate "human rights impact assessments," developed by activists to advance the international business and human rights ("BHR") agenda, into action.

  • Citigroup Commits $100 Billion to Countering Climate Change

    February 25, 2015

    In response to pressure from investors and clients, and as nongovernmental organizations call for divestment from projects involving fossil fuels, the financial institution Citigroup has pledged $100 billion toward "green initiatives" and renewable energy projects to help counter global warming.

  • Greenpeace Lauds Apple for Global Warming Efforts

    February 18, 2015

    As nongovernmental organizations place increasing pressure on companies to commit to countering global warming, Greenpeace has praised Apple for a massive purchase of solar energy and has singled out other technology companies to do more to prevent climate change.

  • Shell Backs Activist Resolution on Climate Change

    February 04, 2015

    As pressure increases for companies to support the international climate agenda, the oil company Shell has announced its support for an activist resolution proposed by shareholders that seeks to restrain the company from engaging in actions that will contribute to global warming.

  • Transnational Company Signs "Global Union Agreement"

    January 28, 2015

    The French oil and gas company Total has signed an agreement with the international union IndustriALL guaranteeing the respect of trade union rights across its operations and in its supply chain as it seeks to abide by international principles on business and human rights.

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