Business & Human Rights

  • Paper: Governments Fail to Advance Global Governance Under UNGPs

    October 22, 2014

    A paper by Susan Ariel Aaronson and Ian Higham argues that governments are failing to pressure businesses to carry out their responsibilities under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("UNGPs"), a mechanism advancing global governance of business and human rights issues.

  • Oxfam Ranks Companies on Social and Environmental Impacts

    October 22, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization Oxfam has released an updated "scorecard" of the ten largest food companies, rating them on the basis of their commitments to internationally developed social and environmental standards in their operations.

  • U.K. Joins International Extractive Transparency Initiative

    October 22, 2014

    The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative ("EITI") has accepted the U.K.'s application to become a candidate country in the initiative, which will bind the Government to report the revenues it receives from oil, gas, and mineral companies and to require financial reporting from these companies.

  • Oxfam Blames "Toxic" Finance and Business for Climate Change

    October 22, 2014

    Oxfam has published a report blaming a "Toxic Triangle" of investors, governments, and businesses for cataclysmic effects of climate change it predicts by the year 2060, seeking the "climate proofing" of the global financial system and greater climate commitments from businesses to combat global warming.

  • BSR Guides Tech Companies on Online Human Rights

    October 17, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization BSR has released guidance seeking to push technology companies to engage with their vast number of users in order to avoid human rights violations.

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