Business & Human Rights

  • Caribbean IGO Pursues “Green-Blue Economy Strategy”

    August 01, 2019

    The intergovernmental Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States has signed an agreement with the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute to pursue a “green-blue economy strategy and action plan” with the aim of achieving the social and environmental targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Study Shows Rising Investor Concerns on Rights, Climate

    August 01, 2019

    The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a recent study by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia shows a mismatch between the decisions of “ethical” investment managers and the expectations of retail investors in accounting for climate and human rights impacts.

  • Kenya Issues BHR Action Plan

    August 01, 2019

    The Kenyan government has published its National Action Plan on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR), with help in assessing the country’s current BHR protections from the nongovernmental organization Institute of Human Rights and Business.

  • “Call to Action” Seeks SDG Cooperation Between EU, Industry

    August 01, 2019

    Nongovernmental organization CSR Europe is touting its role in a CEO "call to action" pushing the newly selected heads of EU institutions to work with European businesses to fulfill the comprehensive social and environmental targets contained in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Author Laments Corporate “Capture” of Certification Process

    August 01, 2019

    Author Samanth Subramanian warns that global companies that are exchanging what were once external certification schemes monitoring their global supply chains into in-house compliance mechanisms are moving toward “unfairer trade” and pushing farmers “back towards the exploited miseries of the past.”

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