Business Impacts

  • Companies Agree to Promote Unionizing in Garment Industry

    August 28, 2017

    A group of garment and retail companies and a global trade union federation called IndustriALL have launched a global compact providing for industry-wide collective bargaining to promote the payment of so-called "living wages" to workers across the garment production industry.

  • Consultant Pushes Broad Child Rights Agenda for Businesses

    August 28, 2017

    Benjamin Azada of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Philippines-based consulting services, which are working with the UN Children's Fund to enhance business respect of children's rights around the world, sets out a series of 10 broad principles companies must prioritize in enhancing children's rights in their operations, including using safe marketing and respecting environmental rights.

  • RB Joins Global Campaign Toward Tax Clampdown

    August 25, 2017

    In a victory for nongovernmental organization Oxfam's global pressure campaign toward reducing corporate tax "loopholes" to fund the global economic, social, and cultural rights agenda, consumer goods company RB has called on governments to introduce new rules clamping down on corporate tax avoidance.

  • ISO Releases Standard for "Learning Providers"

    August 24, 2017

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released a new international standard providing "minimum requirements for internationally agreed levels of quality learning services" for providers outside formal, national education systems.

  • ISO Standard Targets Construction Impacts on Environment

    August 24, 2017

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has created a new system of standards for builders worldwide to disclose a construction project’s lifelong “environmental footprint.”

  • New ILO Body to Explore Social Justice in Employment

    August 24, 2017

    The UN International Labour Organization (ILO) has established the Global Commission on the Future of Work to “provide the analytical basis for the delivery of social justice in the 21st century” amidst rapid changes in the global economy and employment.

  • Finance Companies Support EU Transaction Tax

    August 23, 2017

    A press release from Oxfam celebrates a letter from 52 finance professionals calling for a group of EU member states to impose a "small" tax - deemed a "Robin Hood Tax" by Oxfam - on financial transactions to raise "substantial revenue" for people "in urgent need" throughout Europe and elsewhere in the world.

  • Environmentalists Criticize Australian Bank's Climate Statement

    August 23, 2017

    The Guardian reports that environmental activists have criticized Commonwealth Bank, the largest bank in Australia, for failing to include in its recent climate statement, committing to the 2015 Paris deal on global warming, sufficient specificity on how it will divest from fossil fuel assets and work toward achieving the agreement's objectives.

  • Dutch Board Censures Companies over Energy Ad

    August 23, 2017

    The Dutch Advertising Code Authority has ruled that fossil fuel giants Shell and Exxon misled the public by claiming in advertisements that natural gas was the “cleanest fossil fuel,” based on the Board’s conclusion that natural gas causes damage to the environment.

  • Dutch Gold Producers Sign Due Diligence Pledge

    August 21, 2017

    The Dutch Government and a group of electronics manufacturers and jewelry makers have signed an International Responsible Business Conduct Agreement "to ensure greater respect for human rights, the environment and biodiversity" across the businesses' global supply chains through human rights and environmental "due diligence" procedures.

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