Business & Human Rights

  • Chinese Government Promotes Green Financing

    August 31, 2017

    The Chinese government is seeking to expand the country’s "green finance" sector in order to pursue “sustainable growth" and fulfill commitments the country made to limit its greenhouse gas emissions under the UN's 2015 Paris climate deal.

  • UN Agency Advocates Global Fishing Framework

    August 31, 2017

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has encouraged national governments to implement its voluntary guidelines on small-scale fisheries as a way to further “policy coherence” that protects human rights and sustainability.

  • NGO: UNHRC’s Proposed Israel Boycott Unlawful

    August 31, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization Lawfare has issued a press release advising companies targeted by the UN Human Rights Council's (UNHRC) forthcoming database of businesses purportedly operating in Israeli settlements that they may have legal recourse under US law against inclusion on such a "blacklist."

  • UK Eyes Expansion of Corporate Reporting Law

    August 31, 2017

    Helena Milner-Smith and Hannah Edmonds of the law firm Covington & Burling have published an update on UK legislation that would expand the mandatory provisions of a law requiring British companies to publicly report on their efforts to eliminate forced labor in their global supply chains, and exclude companies that fail to comply from public procurement processes.

  • Governments Pressure Companies to Contribute to SDGs

    August 31, 2017

    A press release from the Global Reporting Initiative on the proceedings of the UN High-Level Political Forum on the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights how countries reporting their SDG progress to the UN are increasingly lookin to the private sector, through corporate reporting and other methods, to contribute to their efforts.

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