Business & Human Rights

  • Young: How Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting Evolved

    June 30, 2021

    Denise Young writing for explores the history of ESG and how what started out as a way to measure the environmental, social, and governance performance of a company for the purposes of gauging risk is now a major force driving business strategy.

  • Terranova Think Tank: “Globalization of Progressivism”

    June 30, 2021

    Terranova Think Tank has published a paper by Pascal Canfin who calls for the strengthening and acceleration of « globalization of progressivism », describing its features and strategic objectives of inventing a new model of prosperity.

  • Big Corporations Lobby for a New EU Legal Regime

    June 28, 2021

    Researchers at Corporate Europe Observatory have discovered a report that reveals how banks, lobby groups, corporate lawyers and lobby consultancies are pushing for a new legal regime that would enable industry to bypass national courts when settling disputes with EU member states.

  • Germany Passes Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence Law

    June 23, 2021

    In a move that takes voluntary compliance to mandatory, the German parliament passed the “Law on corporate due diligence in supply chains” (“Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz”) requiring companies implement policies to prevent human rights violations in their supply chains.

  • Kotkin: The Rise of Corporate-State Tyranny

    June 22, 2021

    Joel Kotkin, writing for The Claremont Institute, explores how, as property and power further consolidate in the U.S., “diffusion of power” erodes and autocracy develops, creating a new alliance between large corporate powers, Wall Street, the  government and media.

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