Business & Human Rights

  • SEC Scrutiny of ESG Investment Funds May Lead to Stronger Foundation for Constructing Socially Responsible Portfolios

    January 07, 2020

    Citing a Wall Street Journal report, Investment News reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission is examining funds that represent they invest in companies that advance environmental, social and governance goals, such as promoting sustainable development, slowing climate change, and increasing diversity and inclusion.

  • Delcker: Regulation of Face-Scanning Technology Eludes U.S. and European Officials

    January 01, 2020

    According to Politico's Janosch Delcker, as face-scanning technology inspires privacy fears in the United States and Europe, efforts to check its spread are hitting a wall of resistance on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Buxton: Davos Manifesto Lacks Enforcement Mechanisms

    December 23, 2019

    At openDemocracy.net, Nick Buxton laments that the recently published Davos Manifesto on the purpose of a company proposes an entirely voluntary process that contains no "enforcement mechanisms, legislation or regulation to ensure companies abide by their commitments."

  • WEF's Schwab Publishes "Davos Manifesto" on Purpose of a Company

    December 23, 2019

    Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum, has published Davos Manifesto 2020: The Universal Purpose of a Company in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, building on the emerging view that "the purpose of a company is to engage all its stakeholders in shared and sustained value creation."

  • EU Commission President Unveils Plans to Achieve Climate Neutrality

    December 12, 2019

    Following the European Parliament's recent declaration of a climate emergency, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled the Commission's plans to achieve climate neutrality in the EU by 2050, with leaders of the Parliament's political groups considering how the future "European Climate law" is funded and implemented in an economically and socially balanced way.

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