Business & Human Rights

  • NGO Pushes for G20 Action on Corporate "Due Diligence"

    August 15, 2017

    Juliane Kippenberg of Human Rights Watch writes that the Group of 20 countries (G20) must support mandatory "due diligence" rules across its members legally requiring businesses "to assess, prevent, mitigate, and remediate harmful human rights impacts of their actions" across their global supply chains and publicly report on their suppliers.

  • ILO Calls for Extensive Action on Work for Women

    August 15, 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has released a report calling on governments to adopt "comprehensive measures" to increase women's participation in the workforce, including "reshaping gender roles," promoting equal pay among men and women, and improving "work-family balance."

  • UN Agency: Ad Companies Must Fight Gender Bias

    August 15, 2017

    At a June meeting in Cannes, France, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called on global leaders of the advertising industry to commit to a "more progressive portrayal of women" in their work and launched a Tracking Study on Gender Equality Attitudes to monitor and report on attitudes toward gender in the industry.

  • Companies Support US Proposal for "Carbon Tax"

    August 15, 2017

    The New York Times reports that, showing global activist and UN pressure on companies to embrace policies combating climate change, a group of large energy companies has announced its support of a proposal by former US cabinet officials to impose a federal US tax on greenhouse gas emissions and redistribute the proceeds to citizens as a "carbon dividend."

  • ISO Resource Helps Companies Implement "Social Responsibility"

    August 15, 2017

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released a new publication designed to help companies and other organizations “integrate social responsibility into their business” by creating a consistent approach to social issues across their management systems.

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