Business & Human Rights

  • WEF Launches Center Promoting Inclusive Technology

    April 05, 2017

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has launched a Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco that seeks to further the global agenda toward "inclusive" and "sustainable" development by pushing companies to create new technology with "positive impacts" for all.

  • NGO Ranking Pushes Telecoms on Reporting Policies

    April 05, 2017

    The nongovernmental research initiative Ranking Digital Rights has released its 2017 Corporate Accountability Index ranking telecommunications companies on their disclosure of policies relating to users' freedom of expression and privacy.

  • Paper Explores National Models of Climate Finance

    April 05, 2017

    An article from the Centre for International Governance Innovation explores various national models to determine best practices in government policies promoting the financing of renewable energy projects, in line with the UN's Paris deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions agreed in 2015.

  • Paper Calls for Creation of Global IP Court

    April 05, 2017

    A paper from the Centre for International Governance Innovation, warning that the "proliferation" of intellectual property (IP) rights is stifling innovation, calls for global standards from the World Trade Organization governing the creation of such rights and the establishment of an "international IP court for the adjudication of cross-border infringement claims."

  • ISO Develops Global Education Standard

    April 05, 2017

    The International Organization for Standardization (IOS), which creates global standards for companies and other organizations to help implement the "sustainable development" agenda, is calling for comments on a draft international standard outlining which practices educational providers should adopt to improve outcomes among students.

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