Business Impacts

  • NGO Pushes for “Environmental Justice” in Global South

    September 14, 2017

    The Colombian nongovernmental organization Dejusticia has released a compilation of stories on environmental controversies in the Global South as part of its effort to help environmental activists more effectively influence global public opinion on business and human rights through storytelling.

  • NGO Calls for UN Body to Oversee Corporate Taxes

    September 14, 2017

    The Association for Women's Rights in Development has released a policy brief on global corporate tax evasion and avoidance, arguing that its negative effects on women’s rights warrant the creation of a “United Nations intergovernmental tax body” to ensure corporate compliance with tax laws.

  • NGO Assesses BHR Policy in Sugar Industry

    September 14, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization KnowTheChain has released a report analyzing the business and human rights (BHR) policies and practices of ten major companies engaged in the international sugar trade, arguing that the corporations must take significant action to address human rights concerns.

  • NGO: Businesses Have Duty to Push Social Change

    September 14, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization Oxfam has published an article highlighting, in the wake of the recent violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, the growing pressure on businesses "to denounce hatred and promote diversity and inclusion" by airing their opposition to unpopular views, and the growing trend of businesses heeding this pressure in their corporate policies.

  • Companies Commit to BHR-based Supplier Labor Policies

    September 01, 2017

    Showing the expanding push for corporations to place pressure on their supply chains in support of global business and human rights (BHR) principles, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility has announced commitments from five companies to include in their supplier agreements a "no fee" recruitment pledge for cross-border migrant workers.

  • Report Pushes Energy Industry Action on All SDGs

    August 31, 2017

    An "atlas" from the World Bank Group, UN Development Programme, and an international industry association describes how the oil and gas industry can mitigate its social and environmental harms while simultaneously contributing toward all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Chinese Government Promotes Green Financing

    August 31, 2017

    The Chinese government is seeking to expand the country’s "green finance" sector in order to pursue “sustainable growth" and fulfill commitments the country made to limit its greenhouse gas emissions under the UN's 2015 Paris climate deal.

  • UN Agency Advocates Global Fishing Framework

    August 31, 2017

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has encouraged national governments to implement its voluntary guidelines on small-scale fisheries as a way to further “policy coherence” that protects human rights and sustainability.

  • NGO: UNHRC’s Proposed Israel Boycott Unlawful

    August 31, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization Lawfare has issued a press release advising companies targeted by the UN Human Rights Council's (UNHRC) forthcoming database of businesses purportedly operating in Israeli settlements that they may have legal recourse under US law against inclusion on such a "blacklist."

  • Telecom Company Agrees to Implement SDGs

    August 30, 2017

    As part of the UN's partnership with a broad range of the private sector on the achievement of its comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Kenyan telecommunications company Safaricom has signed a memorandum of understanding committing to working with UN Environment to incorporate various environmental SDG targets into its operations.

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