Business Impacts

  • NGOs Criticize Energy Companies' Climate Fund

    November 11, 2016

    The Guardian reports that a group of nongovernmental organizations are criticizing as "a drop in the ocean" a $1 billion fund recently launched by ten large energy companies that will seek to prevent natural gas leaks and capture carbon emissions in order to limit the impacts of global warming.

  • NGO: Business Climate Measures Are Insufficient

    November 09, 2016

    Based on the disclosures of over one thousand companies responding to its survey on their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Carbon Disclosure Project has called for a quadrupling of these private-sector climate measures to meet the UN's global climate change goals.

  • ILO Convenes Business "Social Protection" Network

    November 04, 2016

    The International Labour Organization's Global Business Network for Social Protection Floors recently met in Geneva to discuss how to advance their efforts to expand "social protection" schemes within their business operations and to push governments to recognize the need for "national social protection floors."

  • WEF Launches ASEAN Business Council

    November 04, 2016

    The World Economic Forum is supporting the launch by 55 companies of the Regional Business Council for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which will advance "public-private partnerships" in the region and persuade businesses to help encourage "inclusive growth."

  • Activists Object to Corporate Cooperation on BHR

    October 28, 2016

    An op-ed by author Sudeep Chakravarti criticizing the participation of multinational corporations in the upcoming UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (BHR) signals the growing discontent among activists with corporate cooperation and a move among NGOs toward BHR litigation and criminal liability approaches.

  • NGOs Blast Report on Corporate BHR Cooperation

    October 27, 2016

    Signaling the desire by a growing group of activists to replace corporate cooperation on the business and human rights agenda with unilateral regulations and criminal liability, such activists have condemned a report from the British group Charities Aid Foundation on corporation contributions to the human rights agenda by arguing that it "whitewashes" corporate exploitation.

  • French Companies Sign Global Disability Charter

    October 24, 2016

    The UN's International Labour Organization has announced that two major French companies, Engie and Société Générale, have joined its Global Business & Disability Network by pledging to adhere to a set of global principles on equal treatment of and preventing discrimination against persons with disabilities.

  • NGO Seeks More Business Action on "Sustainability"

    October 24, 2016

    Pointing to data provided by its global business network in its 2016 State of Sustainable Business, the nongovernmental organization Business for Social Responsibility has called for companies to step up their efforts in fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to broaden their work in reducing "sustainability" risks in their supply chains.

  • Global Security Standards Group Begins Monitoring Role

    October 20, 2016

    Members of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers’ Association, including governments, security companies, and nongovernmental organizations, recently voted to initiate the organization's efforts to monitor security providers' adherence to global human rights standards.

  • NGO Announces Business Pledges on Climate Agenda

    October 12, 2016

    As the UN and activists maintain pressure on businesses to advance their agenda on combating climate change, the nongovernmental organization The Climate Group is touting several new corporate pledges to improve "energy productivity" and move to 100% renewable energy as part of the NGO's initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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