Business & Human Rights

  • Deloitte’s New Policy Prohibits Employees From ‘Illegal Speech’ In Private Conversations

    May 06, 2021

    Deloitte has unveiled new guidelines for employees stating that they cannot “condone, engage, or assist in illegal conduct or speech” regardless of whether they are at work or in private online conversation.

  • Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban

    May 05, 2021

    Facebook’s Oversight Board has announced that it has upheld the company’s decision to block former President Donald Trump from its platforms, meaning that Trump will continue to be blocked from Facebook and Instagram, but not indefinitely, giving Facebook six months to reassess.

  • Zanotti in Daily Wire: Coke Pauses Diversity Plan After Intense Backlash

    May 05, 2021

    Coca-Cola put forward a new diversity quota policy this past year and after receiving significant backlash, the author of the plan, Bradley Gayton, has resigned and the policy put « on pause ».

  • New Climate Initiatives to Put Pressure on Boards

    May 04, 2021

    On Earth Day 2021 two separate initiatives were announced that will likely to increase the pressure on boards to recognize climate as a significant enterprise risk and to more closely monitor management’s engagement on climate matters including President Biden’s commitment that the United States would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by the end of the decade.

  • MIT Launches Data Privacy-Focused Initiative

    April 28, 2021

    As citizens are demanding more responsible, respectful use of personal data, MIT has launched a new initiative to bring state-of-the-art computer science research together with public policy expertise and engagement and will provide forums for dialogue amongst MIT researchers, policymakers, and industry consortium members.

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