• UNDP Pursues SDG Impact Practice Standards for Private Equity Funds

    September 06, 2019

    The United Nations Development Programme has released a draft SDG Impact Practice Standards for Private Equity Funds, a set of standards developed by SDG Impact to guide private fund managers toward investments that advance the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.

  • Nordic CEOs Pursue Collaboration with Governments on SDGs

    August 22, 2019

    At a meeting of the Nordic Council of Ministers, leading business CEOs from the Nordic region presented their vision for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through greater public-private sector collaboration and the transition to purpose-driven business practices.

  • GRI Driving Corporate Action on SDGs

    August 21, 2019

    Global Reporting Initiative (“GRI”), an organization “that helps businesses, governments and other organisations understand and communicate their sustainability impacts” continues to collaborate with the United Nations and NGOs to increase SDG compliance reporting.

  • Lawyer Explores Mandatory BHR Due Diligence Trend

    August 14, 2019

    Business and human rights (BHR) attorney Alison Berthet outlines the growth of a global legislative and regulatory movement to impose legal requirements on corporations to perform “human rights due diligence” to address BHR impacts in their global supply chains.

  • Study Shows Rising Investor Concerns on Rights, Climate

    August 01, 2019

    The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a recent study by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia shows a mismatch between the decisions of “ethical” investment managers and the expectations of retail investors in accounting for climate and human rights impacts.

  • NGO Ranks Indonesian Companies on BHR Compliance

    July 26, 2019

    The Foundation for International Human Rights Reporting Standards recently analyzed corporate progress on implementing global business and human rights (BHR) principles in Indonesia and ranked 100 public companies in the country on their respect for the BHR agenda.

  • 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.

  • NGOs Publish Draft US Legislation Requiring Rights Reporting

    July 24, 2019

    A coalition of nongovernmental organizations has published a discussion draft of US legislation that would require companies to perform an annual assessment of the human rights impacts of their operations and supply chains and report the results to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • US Senate Bill Demands Corporate Climate Reporting

    July 24, 2019

    CNBC reports that US Senator Elizabeth Warren has reintroduced a bill that would require every public US company to report to the Securities and Exchange Commission on its exposure to the negative impacts of global warming.

  • NGO Study Examines Compliance with French “Duty of Vigilance”

    July 24, 2019

    The French organization Businesses for Human Rights has published a wide-ranging study that provides a broad overview of efforts by French corporations to comply with the country’s “duty of vigilance” law requiring them to report how they are addressing alleged human rights violations in their supply chains.

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