Business & Human Rights

  • WEF Initiative Gains Influence over Indonesian Policies on Waste

    March 14, 2019

    In its first partnership with a national government, the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Plastic Action Partnership, which includes businesses and nongovernmental organizations, has announced collaboration with the Indonesian government on a national plan to reduce plastic waste.

  • NGOs Demand Rights Pledges from 2022 World Cup Co-hosts

    March 14, 2019

    A group of nongovernmental organizations has called for the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) to demand that any country selected to co-host the 2022 World Cup abide by “international human rights law and labour standards” and draft multiple action plans regarding how the country plans to prevent rights abuses.

  • UK Pushes Contractors on Social, Environmental Agenda

    March 14, 2019

    The BBC reports that the UK government has announced a plan to require government contractors to take action on labor standards and “environmental sustainability” in their global supply chains.

  • NGO: Western Business Models Lower Suppliers’ Labor Standards

    March 14, 2019

    The nongovernmental organization Ethical Trading Initiative has published a report asserting that multinational corporations are responsible, through business models that include maintaining competitive pricing in Western economies, for forcing down wages and labor standards of workers in their supply chains.

  • IMF Board Debates Merits of International Tax Competition

    March 14, 2019

    A recent discussion by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board on proposals for international tax cooperation highlights the ongoing debate among governments regarding the characteristics of a fair global tax regime, with some directors acknowledging the benefits of tax competition among countries.

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