Business Impacts

  • 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.

  • UN Pressures Polish Businesses on SDGs

    September 22, 2016

    Basing their action on the UN Environment Programme's Global Environment Outlook report, the Polish government and businesses have announced their cooperation on reducing air pollution and promoting "healthy lifestyles" in Poland to serve as a model for other European countries in implementing the UN's comprehensive "sustainable development" agenda.

  • Apple Pushes Suppliers on Green Energy

    September 22, 2016

    As environmental activists' pressure persuades multinational companies that it is in their interests to pursue the global climate agenda, Apple has announced that it will assist, financially and otherwise, suppliers of its products in finding ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Law Firm Explores BHR Issues in Journal

    September 21, 2016

    In the Summer 2016 edition of its Business and Human Rights Review, law firm Allen & Overy brings together various articles exploring increased scrutiny on businesses around the world over their respect of the UN and activists' business and human rights agenda.

  • Merkel Presses Companies on Refugee Employment

    September 21, 2016

    The Guardian reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently held a meeting with CEOs of some of Germany's top companies to press them to employ more asylum seekers and to help them integrate into German society.

  • Gap Discloses Supplier List

    September 15, 2016

    Human Rights Watch reports that Gap, Inc., and other clothing companies, despite concerns about impacts on the competitiveness of their brands, have responded to pressure from nongovernmental organizations by disclosing the list of the factories around the world that supply their garments.

  • Companies Push G-20 on Energy Subsidies

    August 31, 2016

    Reuters reports that a group of insurance companies has called for leaders from the G-20 group of countries to develop a timetable during which they will phase out subsidies to fossil fuel producers by the year 2020 in order to implement the UN deal on greenhouse gas emissions agreed last December.

  • NGO Measures Business Involvement in SDGs

    August 29, 2016

    As his nongovernmental organization Ethical Corporation publishes a survey of businesses around the world on their commitment to fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Liam Dowd expresses concern that fewer than half of companies plan to engage with their governments in helping to realize the comprehensive SDG agenda.

  • Shipping Representative Calls for Global Emissions Standard

    August 03, 2016

    Director of Policy at the UK Chamber of Shipping, David Balston, has called upon the International Maritime Organization to set global standards regulating the greenhouse gas emissions of the shipping industry in order to drive businesses toward fulfilling the UN climate deal agreed in Paris last year.

  • Total Uses BHR Reporting Framework in Briefing

    August 02, 2016

    French energy company Total has published a "Human Rights Briefing Paper" to show how it is meeting global business and human rights standards, in line with the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework created by nongovernmental organization Shift and consultancy Mazars.

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