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  • 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.

  • Article Seeks Mandatory Corporate Due Diligence in Australia

    July 24, 2019

    An academic and a researcher from a human rights NGO have published an article characterizing an Australian law requiring companies to report how they are addressing forced labor in their supply chains as “a step in the right direction” toward mandatory human rights due diligence regimes for businesses.

  • NGO Seeks German “Due Diligence” Law on Supply Chains

    July 24, 2019

    Citing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the nongovernmental organization Human Rights Watch has called on the German government to put in place a monitoring mechanism that would pressure companies to perform “due diligence” in addressing alleged rights violations in their supply chains.

  • GRI, CDP Push for Corporate Reporting on UN Climate Goals

    July 24, 2019

    The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and climate reporting nonprofit CDP have published recommendations pressing businesses to align their corporate reporting practices with the pledges their governments made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the UN’s Paris climate accord.

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