January 08, 2020
Ben Wagner and Lubos Kuklis explain their proposal for the creation of a new single European institution which could act as an auditing intermediary to ensure that the data provided to regulators by social media companies are accurate.
SEC Scrutiny of ESG Investment Funds May Lead to Stronger Foundation for Constructing Socially Responsible Portfolios
January 07, 2020
Citing a Wall Street Journal report, Investment News reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission is examining funds that represent they invest in companies that advance environmental, social and governance goals, such as promoting sustainable development, slowing climate change, and increasing diversity and inclusion.
December 04, 2019
In cooperation with the Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting ("ISAR"), the UN Conference on Trade and Development ("UNCTAD") has developed a guidance tool to measure the contribution of the private sector to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
November 20, 2019
In a letter to United States Senators, ten human rights organizations are urging passage of a proposed law they maintain would provide law enforcement officials with a tool for stemming corruption and advancing human rights.
November 06, 2019
According to a new report published by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, 90 percent of the 20 largest German companies failed to present fairly and clearly how they manage the human rights risks of their workers and suppliers, findings that "lay bare the need for government-mandated human rights due diligence in Germany and internationally to raise the floor of corporate behaviour."
September 18, 2019
On September 17, the United Nations Global Compact launched a set of nine Sustainable Ocean Principles urging companies abound the world “to commit to securing a healthy and productive ocean.”
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.
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.
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.
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.