Business Impacts

  • Global Governance Advocates Prepare for G-7 Summit

    August 19, 2019

    The Global Governance Project has produced for distribution at the upcoming G-7 Biarritz Summit a book containing progressive commentary, dialogue and calls to action “offering solutions to the challenges that threaten fair, equitable growth and development.”

  • NGOs Target Overseas Finance by Export Credit Agencies

    August 07, 2019

    The Bankwatch Network has published a blog entry calling for greater government oversight of export credit agencies, which the NGO coalition warns are stepping into spaces left by global development banks by facilitating investments in infrastructure projects in “politically volatile countries.”

  • Academics Find State Duty to Regulate Labor in Supply Chains

    August 07, 2019

    A group of professors from Australian universities has published research on mandatory corporate forced-labor reporting schemes recently passed by such countries as Australia and the UK concluding that public authorities “cannot entirely outsource” their duties to regulate human rights in global supply chains.

  • Analytics CEO Pushes for Global Water Governance

    August 01, 2019

    Elizabeth Taylor, the CEO of water data analytics company WaterLoom, characterizes the global governance of water as “the ideal case study” to prepare for cooperation on combating climate change and, for this purpose, pushes for more international data exchanges on water and the integration of water systems.

  • “Call to Action” Seeks SDG Cooperation Between EU, Industry

    August 01, 2019

    Nongovernmental organization CSR Europe is touting its role in a CEO "call to action" pushing the newly selected heads of EU institutions to work with European businesses to fulfill the comprehensive social and environmental targets contained in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Author Laments Corporate “Capture” of Certification Process

    August 01, 2019

    Author Samanth Subramanian warns that global companies that are exchanging what were once external certification schemes monitoring their global supply chains into in-house compliance mechanisms are moving toward “unfairer trade” and pushing farmers “back towards the exploited miseries of the past.”

  • Beverage Companies Plan Withdrawal from Plastics Association

    July 26, 2019

    Greenpeace USA is touting its role in successfully pressuring Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to end their memberships in the Plastics Industry Association, which the nongovernmental activist organization says engages in “secretive lobbying against plastic bans.” 

  • Germany Develops Human Rights Certification for Textile Makers

    July 26, 2019

    The German government has developed a “green button” certification allowing textile companies to acquire state acknowledgment that they adhere to international social and environmental standards, including “due diligence in human rights and environmental issues.”

  • Telecoms Company Makes Global Pledge on “Work-Life Balance”

    July 26, 2019

    French telecommunications company Orange has struck an agreement with UNI Global Union committing to gender equality in its global workforce, including by recognizing a “right to disconnect” and the ability to access “flexible working solutions.”

  • GRI Studies Impacts of Corporate Reporting on SDGs

    July 26, 2019

    The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is partnering with global power company Enel to study how business reporting on their contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can encourage them to embrace the SDGs’ comprehensive social and environmental targets in their operations.

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