Business & Human Rights

  • Greenpeace Activists Block BP's London Headquarters

    February 05, 2020

    On the first day of Bernard Looney's tenure as BP's Chief Executive Officer, Greenpeace activists blocked the door to BP's London office, delivering 500 solar panels to the offices at 3 a.m., which authorities prevented them from installing.

  • Germany Possesses Evidence of Huawei Cooperation with Chinese Intelligence

    January 29, 2020

    According to a new report, the German government possesses evidence that Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei cooperated with Chinese intelligence, which supports U.S. government efforts to urge its allies to boycott the vendor over national security concerns.

  • Microsoft CEO Promotes “Data Dignity”

    January 29, 2020

    According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, “data, and privacy around data, is a human right that has to be protected” in a transparent manner, calling on businesses to place greater weight on what he called “data dignity.”

  • Gallagher: Spyware Business is Booming

    January 29, 2020

    The alleged theft of data from the iPhone X used by billionaire Jeff Bezos has cast an unflattering light on software developers specializing in digital surveillance, who offer tools that can be used to covertly infect targeted mobile phones and computers with spyware, which can record calls, harvest text messages, take photographs using the device’s inbuilt camera and record audio using its microphone.

  • Davos Attendees Discuss "Stakeholder Capitalism"

    January 22, 2020

    Business leaders and policy makers attending this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland are considering the implications of transitioning from a classical interpretation of the role of businesses to maximize shareholder value to the role of maximizing the outcomes for a variety of stakeholders, including shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and communities.

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