Business & Human Rights

  • Facebook Seeks to Hire “Human Rights Policy Director”

    December 04, 2018

    Tech Crunch reports that social-media company Facebook recently advertised a “human rights policy director” position whose responsibilities would include “conflict prevention” and “peace-building,” citing the company’s duty to comply with the global human rights agenda.

  • Businesses Pledge “Just” Transition to Renewable Energy

    December 03, 2018

    At the recent Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, a group of companies signed a Pledge for Just Transition to Decent Jobs declaring their commitments to “decent” labor standards and wage guarantees while engaging in a transition to renewable energy as part of the UN’s Paris climate deal.

  • Development Banks Launch Partnership for “Green Bonds”

    December 03, 2018

    The World Bank and several other global development banks have partnered to establish a Global Green Bond Partnership that will assist with efforts by a wide range of actors across the globe to issue “green” investment vehicles that expand financing for achievement of the UN’s Paris climate agreement.

  • World Bank Announces New Swiss SDG Bonds

    December 03, 2018

    The World Bank recently announced the launch, in partnership with the French bank BNP Paribas, of a new series of bonds in Switzerland aimed at expanding the financing of the UN’s comprehensive social and environmental targets contained in its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Governments, Businesses Launch Land-Oriented Climate Initiative

    December 03, 2018

    Climate activist organization WWF has applauded the launch at a recent summit of several business- and government-oriented initiatives aimed at achieving the targets of the UN’s Paris climate deal, including a business, government, and nonprofit platform called the “30x30 Challenge” seeking to ramp up action on climate issues related to land use.

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