Business & Human Rights

  • UN Calls on Countries to Adopt "Climate Finance" Agenda

    June 02, 2015

    A new report from the UN Environment Programme pressures countries to adopt broad financial policies that divert investments from fossil fuel projects and resources and require public reporting by companies on climate issues in order to combat global warming.

  • UNICEF UK Seeks Update to UK National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

    June 01, 2015

    UNICEF UK details three steps it believes the UK Government should take to further pressure businesses to respect human rights under the UK National Action Plan.

  • Oxfam Calls for Corporate Global Warming Commitments

    May 28, 2015

    Oxfam has criticized companies for failing to take sufficient action at a recent UN Business and Climate Summit and has called for businesses to commit to the UN global warming agenda by, among other things, agreeing to "100% renewable electricity goals" and implementing climate adaptation strategies.

  • UN Summit Pushes Climate Policy Among Businesses

    May 28, 2015

    At a recent UN Business and Climate Summit hosted by the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ("UNESCO") in Paris, speakers called for businesses to align their operations with the UN climate change agenda and for governments around the world to place a tax on carbon emissions.

  • Asian Exchanges Join UN Sustainability Initiative

    May 27, 2015

    Four East Asian stock exchanges recently joined the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, which requires these exchanges to push businesses they list to report on their social and environmental impacts, bringing the total number of exchanges in the initiative to 23.

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