Business & Human Rights

  • Paper Promotes Global Governance of Tax System

    July 29, 2015

    A paper published by the Global Summitry Project argues that countries should cooperate under standards produced by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") to push the global governance of tax policy and require the public reporting of companies' international financial information.

  • US Companies Announce Investments in UN Climate Agenda

    July 29, 2015

    As pressure from environmental activists, international organizations, and the US government for business implementation of the UN climate change agenda ramps up, a group of US companies has joined a pledge produced by the US State Department committing financial and operational support for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • EU Considers Binding BHR Reporting Proposal

    July 29, 2015

    Consultancy EcoVadis has published a blog post discussing support from activists and the French Government for a proposal in the European Parliament that seeks mandatory corporate reporting on business and human rights ("BHR") issues for companies throughout the EU.

  • FIFA Implements BHR Standards in Bidding Process

    July 29, 2015

    In response to charges of widespread corruption, the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Association Football ("FIFA") has announced a series of reforms, including a mandate that contractual World Cup partners and businesses in their supply chains comply with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR").

  • Campaign Seeks World Court to Enforce BHR Treaty

    July 29, 2015

    A submission from the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity to a UN working group developing a treaty on business and human rights ("BHR") issues calls for a wide-ranging treaty that would provide for corporate and executive criminal liability and establish a World Court on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights to rule on alleged violations.

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