Business & Human Rights

  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Nestle, Cargill over Slavery Lawsuit

    June 21, 2021

    Overturning a lower court 2005 decision, The U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit accusing Cargill Inc and a Nestle SA subsidiary of perpetuating slavery at Ivory Coast cocoa farms, but avoided a broader ruling on the permissibility of suits accusing American companies of human rights violations abroad.

  • Climate-Risk Disclosures on the Rise for U.S. Energy Companies

    June 17, 2021

    According to former US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz , as the ESG [environment, social and governance standards] movement continues to be a key factor among major investors, and the government’s intention to demand more climate risk disclosures, oil and gas companies will need to increase the pace of their energy transition to a low-carbon economy.

  • Amazon’s Sidewalk Launch Raises Privacy Concerns

    June 16, 2021

    Privacy and tech experts are highlighting the potential for Amazon Sidewalk customers to have their Alexa devices linked to those owned by neighbors as the company plunges further into surveillance capitalism.

  • Browne: The Tide Turns Against Surveillance Capitalism

    June 16, 2021

    CTO of Wiise, Hamish Browne, writes on how, after a decade of surveillance capitalism growth, tech’s new focus on privacy will lead to new rules and new ways of doing business for marketers.

  • SEC Expands Focus on ESG-related Products

    June 14, 2021

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is continuing to focus on companies recommending or offering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) by creating an alert that provides greater specificity regarding issues related to ESG products and services.

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