Business & Human Rights

  • NGO Paper Seeks Standardization of Climate Risk Disclosure

    December 05, 2018

    A report published in September by the Centre for International Governance Innovation offers policy recommendations on how global actors could help standardize international rules for the disclosure of climate-related risks in the financial sector.

  • UN Launches Business Platform on SDG Peace, Justice Targets

    December 05, 2018

    The UN Global Compact recently launched a two-year “Action Platform” pushing businesses, through dialogue and international standards, to contribute to the achievement of targets under the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to “peace, justice, and strong institutions.”

  • Australia Advances Legislation on Forced-Labor Reporting

    December 05, 2018

    In September, the Australian House of Representatives passed legislation that would require over 3000 businesses in the Australian market to publish annual statements about the risks related to forced labor in their operations and supply chains.

  • NGOs File OECD Complaint over Italian Factory Audit

    December 04, 2018

    The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights and other organizations have filed a complaint with the Italian National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises alleging that an Italian auditor violated the Guidelines by certifying the safety of a factory in Pakistan weeks before it caught fire in 2012.

  • NGOs Push Hong Kong on Implementing BHR Standards

    December 04, 2018

    The Hong Kong UPR Coalition has published a report calling on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in China to do more to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR) and OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to protect labor rights in the region.

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