Business & Human Rights

  • Davos Attendees Discuss "Stakeholder Capitalism"

    January 22, 2020

    Business leaders and policy makers attending this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland are considering the implications of transitioning from a classical interpretation of the role of businesses to maximize shareholder value to the role of maximizing the outcomes for a variety of stakeholders, including shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and communities.

  • BlackRock Signs Climate Change Pact

    January 15, 2020

    BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager with more than $6.8 trillion under its control, has become a signatory to Climate Action 100+, joining 370 other global investors in an initiative designed to encourage companies to take action on climate change by becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

  • Wagner and Kuklis: EU Needs a Single Institution to Tackle Problem of Online Disinformation

    January 08, 2020

    Ben Wagner and Lubos Kuklis explain their proposal for the creation of a new single European institution which could act as an auditing intermediary to ensure that the data provided to regulators by social media companies are accurate.

  • WEF Publishes Survey Results Relating to Corporate Ethical Cultures

    January 08, 2020

    The World Economic Forum’s Fourth Industrial Revolution Steering Committee for the Responsible Use of Technology has published the results of a survey it conducted of businesses regarding what factors contribute to positive corporate ethical cultures.

  • Gorman: Rollout of 5G Cellular Networks Constitutes a "Geopolitical Turning Point"

    January 08, 2020

    According to Lindsay Gorman writing in The Atlantic, the West has ample reason for caution about Chinese 5G suppliers, including a recent Chinese National Intelligence Law requiring companies to comply with Communist Party demands to turn over data or otherwise engage in snooping or network-disruption activities.

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