Business & Human Rights

  • 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.

  • U.K. Export Credit Agency Seeks BHR Guidance

    March 11, 2015

    Officials from U.K. Export Finance, the country's export credit agency, recently engaged in a discussion with developer of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR") John Ruggie and members of his nonprofit group Shift on the implementation of Ruggie's international BHR Principles.

  • UNOHCHR Calls for Input on Global BHR Fund

    March 11, 2015

    The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights ("UNOHCHR") is seeking input from governments, business and human rights ("BHR") activists, and others on the form and scope of a global fund that would finance implementation of the international BHR agenda.

  • UN Working Group Seeks BHR Cooperation with CoE

    March 11, 2015

    In recent remarks to the minister's deputies of the Council of Europe ("CoE") member of the UN Working Group on business and human rights ("BHR") issues Margaret Jungk called for collaboration between the UN and the CoE on promoting the global BHR agenda.

  • NGOs Announce Collaboration on Environment Reporting

    March 11, 2015

    The nongovernmental organizations GRI and CDP have announced that they are harmonizing their reporting guidelines to more effectively pressure companies to counter climate change in their operations using a joint framework.

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