Business & Human Rights

  • NGO Guide Calls for Investment in Support of BHR

    April 01, 2015

    A new guide from the project The SAGE Fund pushes those who make funding decisions for foundations, governments, and private donors to do so with an eye to supporting the international business and human rights ("BHR") agenda.

  • NGOs Blame Economic Inequality for Rights Violations

    April 01, 2015

    A group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") have signed a manifesto blaming "the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a few" for human rights violations worldwide and calling for redistributive policies to bring about economic equality and "climate justice."

  • U.S. State Department Explains NAP Process

    March 25, 2015

    At a recent forum in Berkeley, California, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Scott Busby argued that the U.S. should respond to the international community's pressure for a national action plan ("NAP") on business and human rights and look for examples from other countries in its NAP development process.

  • Letter Calls for U.S. Museum Divestment from Fossil Fuels

    March 25, 2015

    The Guardian reports that in an effort to fight global warming, a letter from scientists and museum professionals calls on U.S. museums to reject funds from donors whose money comes from oil, gas, and coal initiatives.

  • UN Collaborates with China on "Green Finance"

    March 25, 2015

    The UN Environment Programme and the International Institute for Sustainable Development are working with the Chinese Government on a report that encourages financial institutions in China to take environmental and social factors into account when making investment decisions.

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