Business & Human Rights

  • U.K. Seeks Referral of Guantanamo Complaint to U.S. NCP

    January 14, 2015

    The U.K. National Contact Point ("NCP") for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises has rejected a complaint filed by human rights activists against a company whose U.S. subsidiary provided security services in Guantanamo Bay, calling for the complaint to be re-filed with the U.S. NCP.

  • UN Ramps up Pressure on Businesses to Support Sustainability

    January 14, 2015

    Addressing a meeting of leaders of the UN Global Compact ("UNGC") business initiative, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the UNGC and companies to promote the UN's agenda on sustainable development, which includes "restructuring" the global financial system and combating global warming.

  • NGOs Push Mexico to Accept Global BHR Agenda

    January 14, 2015

    Two nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") have announced a partnership through which they will seek to pressure the Government of Mexico to adopt a "national action plan" to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR").

  • UN Calls on Businesses to Absorb Wage Hikes

    January 07, 2015

    The UN's International Labour Organization has called on businesses in the clothing industry to help absorb cost increases for garment manufacturers in Cambodia following recent legislation increasing the minimum wage in the country.

  • Bader Criticizes Media Efforts to Increase Profits

    January 07, 2015

    Christine Bader writes that businesses in the media industry must do more to promote corporate social responsibility, rather than merely "following the well-worn path to disaster" of seeking to maximize revenue for their shareholders.

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