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  • NGOs Focus on Corporate Pressure to Advance Initiatives

    August 21, 2017

    An article from Alex Farrow of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations in the UK illustrates the strategy of a broad array of activist organizations to place pressure on large corporations to take "voluntary" actions to help advance their global human rights and equality initiatives.

  • Consultant Shares Best Practices on Trafficking Prevention

    August 17, 2017

    An article by Richard Welford of the nongovernmental organization CSR Asia contains best practices, including through "human rights risks assessments" and reporting policies, for companies to pursue to rid their global supply chains of forced labor.

  • NGO Releases Global Guide on Treatment of Migrant Workers

    August 17, 2017

    The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility has released a global guide providing best practices on corporate treatment of migrant workers in line with the global human rights agenda.

  • Investment Adviser Bolsters Climate Risk Analysis

    August 17, 2017

    CNBC reports that, as the UN and environmental activists target investors to place pressure on companies to mitigate their climate impacts, investor advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has purchased a "climate change data analytics" company to help screen their clients' portfolios for risks related to global warming.

  • UN, IOC Agree SDG Partnership

    August 16, 2017

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has announced a new partnership between the UN and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the aim of using sports to help draw attention to and fulfill the UN's comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Companies Support US Proposal for "Carbon Tax"

    August 15, 2017

    The New York Times reports that, showing global activist and UN pressure on companies to embrace policies combating climate change, a group of large energy companies has announced its support of a proposal by former US cabinet officials to impose a federal US tax on greenhouse gas emissions and redistribute the proceeds to citizens as a "carbon dividend."

  • ISO Resource Helps Companies Implement "Social Responsibility"

    August 15, 2017

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released a new publication designed to help companies and other organizations “integrate social responsibility into their business” by creating a consistent approach to social issues across their management systems.

  • NGO: FIFA Must Pressure Russian Officials on Rights

    August 14, 2017

    Denis Krivosheev of Amnesty International has published an op-ed asserting that the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has a responsibility to "don the referee's jersey" in response to Russian crackdowns on public protests at its 2018 World Cup and pressure government authorities to respect freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

  • FIFA Clashes with NGO Report on Labor Rights

    August 14, 2017

    Touting its recent commitments to "human and labour rights" and a "pioneer" monitoring system established to detect worker abuse at construction sites, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has clashed with an assessment from Human Rights Watch that labor conditions are deteriorating at its 2018 World Cup construction sites in Russia.

  • Apple Issues $1 Billion "Green Bond"

    August 14, 2017

    Reuters reports that, in the wake of US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the UN's Paris climate deal, technology giant Apple issued a $1 billion "green bond" that it says it will use to drive private investment toward funding renewable energy projects and increase energy efficiency at its facilities.

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