Business & Human Rights

  • Microsoft, UN Partner on Rights-Monitoring

    May 17, 2017

    The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and technology giant Microsoft have announced a five-year partnership to use enhanced technology to monitor human rights violations around the world and to promote broader corporate adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

  • Utility Company Pursues "Green Bond" Market

    May 15, 2017

    French utility company Engie has announced its release of a second "green bond," valued at 1.5 billion euros and aimed at investments in renewable energy projects that will help fulfill the UN's climate change and "sustainable development" agendas.

  • Academic Calls for Firms' Boycott of Border Wall Construction

    May 12, 2017

    An article by Darshan Karwat of Arizona State University illustrates the application of the global business and human rights (BHR) agenda to current political controversies in America by calling for engineering firms to refuse to bid on the opportunity to construct a wall between the US and Mexico to uphold their "moral and social responsibility" to the public.

  • US, EU Support Creation of EIA Guide for Mekong Region

    May 11, 2017

    The US Environmental Protection Agency and the EU have participated in the development of a set of Guidelines on Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) in the Mekong Region aimed at pressuring businesses to implement the global social and environmental agenda in their operations in Southeast Asia.

  • NGO Expresses "Maturity" Concerns with BHR Reporting

    May 10, 2017

    A study from the nongovernmental organization Shift on the "maturity" of 74 companies' reporting practices on matters related to the global business and human rights (BHR) agenda warns that many of the companies' reports lack clarity regarding relevant BHR risks and the usefulness of human rights impact assessments.

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