Business & Human Rights

  • George: Coronavirus Crisis Accelerates the Shift to Stakeholder Capitalism

    May 13, 2020

    Writing in Fortune, Bill George argues that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift away from companies' singular emphasis on shareholders to stakeholder capitalism, in which businesses simultaneously expand their markets while creating value for their customers, employees, communities, and investors.

  • Biddlecomb: UK May be Heading Toward a Duty on Businesses to Prevent Breaches of Human Rights

    May 13, 2020

    Writing in The National Law Review, Robert Biddlecomb describes the possibility and nature of the UK adopting a legal mechanism that would hold businesses liable for preventing human rights violations.

  • Brotman: Americans Need to Discuss Digital Privacy

    May 13, 2020

    Writing in The HIll, Stuart Brotman explains that the increased use of, and dependence on, networks, websites, and apps to undertake daily activities while social distancing has made digital privacy a "kitchen table" issue, literally and figuratively.

  • G√∂tzmann: Use of Human Rights Impact Assessments Face Challenges

    May 01, 2020

    Nora Götzmann, Senior Adviser in Human Rights and Business at The Danish Institute for Human Rights, details the challenges human rights activists face in securing transnational business participation in the performance of human rights impact assessments.

  • Goldsmith: Internet Speech Will Never Go Back to Normal

    April 28, 2020

    Writing in The Atlantic, Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith explains how, to address serious and growing harms resulting from digital speech, governments and private platforms will continue to expand their definition of offensive content and regulate it more closely.

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