Business & Human Rights

  • UN Adds Tennis Associations to Climate Action Framework

    June 12, 2019

    The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change has announced that organizers of the four global Grand Slam tennis tournaments have joined the Sports for Climate Action Framework, an initiative aimed at reducing the climate impacts of the sports industry and promoting the UN’s climate change agenda at sporting events.

  • NGO Ranks Supermarkets on Plastics Action

    June 12, 2019

    The activist organization Greenpeace has published a ranking of 20 of the largest US grocery retailers on their actions to eliminate “single-use plastics” from their stores, finding that supermarkets are failing to act “with the urgency needed to address the pollution crisis they’re causing.”

  • NGO Publishes Finance Sector Guidance for Climate Action

    June 12, 2019

    The Centre for International Governance Innovation has published a report identifying a set of scenarios related to global warming that companies in the financial sector can use to develop strategies regarding how they will confront risks climate change poses to their investment portfolios.

  • OECD Celebrates Global Initiative Identifying Targets for Taxation

    June 12, 2019

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has issued a press release lauding its Automatic Exchange of Information initiative for providing an “impressive” level of transparency on global assets “that can now be effectively taxed by authorities worldwide.”

  • G7 Ministers Pledge Promotion of “Responsible Business Conduct”

    June 12, 2019

    Labor and employment ministers from G7 countries and the EU Commissioner for employment have issued a communiqué that includes a pledge to promote “responsible business conduct” in global supply chains and strengthen National Contact Points for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

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