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Oxfam Calls for "Gold Standard" in Agricultural Investment

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

April 23, 2014

Oxfam Calls for "Gold Standard" in Agricultural InvestmentDespite the willingness of companies investing in agriculture in developing countries to support educational and social programs there, Oxfam has criticized such corporations for allegedly undermining local farmers and has published what it calls a "gold standard" to guide investments in agriculture. To read more, click here.

NGOs Develop Framework for Business Reporting on Human Rights

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

April 23, 2014

NGOs Develop Framework for Business Reporting on Human RightsThe nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") Shift and the Human Rights Resource Centre, as well as the accounting firm Mazars, have published their findings from a consultation on their calls for an expanded business and human rights reporting framework at global corporations. To read more, click here.

Oxfam Seeks Proliferation of Human Rights Impact Tool

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

April 23, 2014

Oxfam Seeks Proliferation of Human Rights Impact ToolOxfam America has called for proposals to fund a "community-driven tool" that encourages people to use human rights impact assessments to pressure governments and businesses to resolve a broad array of what they view as human rights "threats." To read more, click here.

NGOs Express Concern over Ireland's Low Tax Rate

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

April 16, 2014

NGOs Express Concern over Ireland's Low Tax RateShane Darcy of the Irish Centre for Human Rights examines concerns from a group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") that the low corporate tax rate in Ireland prevents the Irish Government from upholding its citizens' human rights. To read more, click here.

Activists Seek to Diminish Business Role in "Sustainability" Goals

ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH, SUSTAINABILITY

April 16, 2014

Activists Seek to Diminish Business Role in "Sustainability" GoalsCivil society activists have expressed alarm that "private sector actors" could "drown out" calls from civil society for a transformative set of Post-2015 UN Sustainability Goals and are seeking a commitment from organizers that businesses that wish to participate respect and report on human rights. To read more, click here.

Under NGO Pressure, P&G Commits to No-Deforestation Policy

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

April 16, 2014

Under NGO Pressure, P&G Commits to No-Deforestation PolicyIn response to calls from the nongovernmental organization ("NGO") Greenpeace to cease using suppliers that clear forests for its products, Procter & Gamble ("P&G") has committed to a "no-deforestation" policy in its supply chain, which Greenpeace has criticized as insufficient. To read more, click here.

New NGO Coalition Seeks Global Action on Surveillance Technologies

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

April 9, 2014

New NGO Coalition Seeks Global Action on Surveillance TechnologiesA group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") called the Coalition Against Unlawful Surveillance Exports ("CAUSE") is pressing governments to create a global legal framework limiting the exportation of surveillance technology that may be used by regimes to violate the human rights of their citizens. To read more, click here.

AI Pushes Global Governance of Weapons Trade

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

April 2, 2014

AI Pushes Global Governance of Weapons TradeAs critics express concern over broad provisions that may increase UN monitoring of domestic arms use, Amnesty International ("AI") has called for countries to ratify the UN Arms Trade Treaty, which prohibits states from transferring weapons to regimes that are likely to use the weapons to violate human rights. To read more, click here.

IHRB Publishes Report on Global BHR Implementation

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

April 2, 2014

IHRB Publishes Report on Global BHR ImplementationThe Institute for Human Rights and Business ("IHRB") has released a report examining state actions pressing corporations to implement of international business and human rights ("BHR") principles and calling for governments to do more to promote these principles in their economic policies. To read more, click here.

In Face of Pressure, McDonald's Performs Human Rights Due Diligence

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

March 26, 2014

In Face of Pressure, McDonald's Performs Human Rights Due DiligenceDespite a failed vote on a nongovernmental organization-supported shareholder proposal seeking to force McDonald's to perform human rights due diligence, McDonald's decided to proceed with such due diligence as pressure mounts from activists for corporations to provide public assessments of their human rights impacts. To read more, click here.


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