Business & Human Rights

  • Dutch Banking Initiative Issues BHR Guidance on Remedies

    June 12, 2019

    Participants in the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement on business and human rights (BHR) issues have released guidance for banks, based on the UN Guiding Principles on BHR, on providing remedies for alleged human rights violations to which they are linked through client relationships.

  • NGO Calls for “Gender-Responsive” Binding BHR Treaty

    June 12, 2019

    The nongovernmental organization Christian Aid has published a report calling for UN bodies and governments to address the “deeply ingrained power imbalances” between men and women in the global economic system through a “gender-responsive,” binding UN treaty on business and human rights (BHR).

  • EU Agency Demands Improved Data Quality for AI

    June 12, 2019

    The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has published a “focus paper” calling on businesses to improve data quality in artificial intelligence technologies to protect a range of fundamental rights, including to privacy, non-discrimination, and gender equality.

  • FIFA, UN Agree Gender Equality Partnership

    June 10, 2019

    UN Women and the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) have signed a memorandum of understanding in which they agree to work together to ease access to soccer for women, to use sporting events to combat discrimination, and “to disseminate diverse sports content to promote gender equality.”

  • World Bank Issues “Sustainable” Bond on Food Waste

    June 05, 2019

    New Sustainable Development Bonds issued by the World Bank and finance company Okasan Securities to fund projects aimed at combating food waste illustrate the growing ecosystem of such green financial instruments seeking to implement the UN’s broad “sustainable development” agenda.

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