Business & Human Rights

  • Church of England Aligns Investments with UNPRI

    August 15, 2017

    In recent years, the Church of England has sought to align its £7.9 billion investment portfolio with the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), most recently leading a successful effort in a shareholder vote to push ExxonMobil into releasing a report on how climate change could affect its business.

  • ILO Standard Links Global Labor Agenda to Peace

    August 14, 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced that outcomes of its June International Labour Conference included a global recommendation seeking to promote "peace and stability" through the UN agency's labor rights agenda and an evaluation of how the ILO can best contribute to the global governance of labor migration.

  • ISO Pushes Small Businesses on "Environmental Management"

    August 14, 2017

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a handbook guiding small and medium-sized businesses how to establish a proper "environmental management system" to improve their performance on the global environmental agenda.

  • NGOs Press Development Bank to Assess BHR Impacts

    August 14, 2017

    A group of nongovernmental organizations has published a letter to the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) calling on the institution to use a conference on investing in Central America to spotlight business and human rights (BHR) impacts of the IADB's support of projects in the region, ranging from labor rights to environmental protection.

  • NGOs Urge Japan to Publish BHR Action Plan

    August 14, 2017

    A group of nongovernmental organizations has published an open letter to Japanese authorities calling on them to take "immediate steps" to publish a "national action plan" on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR) and the Sustainable Development Goals that reflects global guidance issued by the UN Working Group on BHR issues.

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