Business & Human Rights

  • OECD Launches Tool to Analyze Support for SDGs

    September 26, 2019

    To provide more information about the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals ("SDGs"), the OCED has launched the SDG Financing Lab, an interactive website that quantifies the contribution of different donors to the SDGs and helps increase transparency and improve the impact of aid.

  • UK NGO Claims Brexit Will Aggravate Human Slavery and Trafficking

    September 25, 2019

    Citing a report by the Social Market Foundation, Harry Sanders of the Immigration Advice Service claims that Brexit will increase the number of cases of modern slavery and trafficking, as "legal migration routes close and UK businesses suffer from vast workforce shortages in the face of diluted access to talent pools."

  • OECD Report Criticizes Inadequate Taxation Levels on Polluting Energy Sources

    September 25, 2019

    Seeking to justify taxes on pollution-emitting energy sources, a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ("OECD") concludes that taxes on polluting fuels are too low to encourage a shift to low-carbon alternatives.

  • UN Global Compact Launches Principles for Sustainable Ocean Business

    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.”

  • Cooper: Expansion of Business Purpose Reflects Move Toward "Stakeholder Capitalism"

    September 16, 2019

    In light of recent steps two global business groups have taken to expand the acknowledged purpose of businesses beyond increasing shareholder value, Kate Cooper describes “stakeholder capitalism” as "a recognition that every link in the chain that creates and provides goods or services, whether individual or collective, must be appropriately and fairly rewarded."

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