Business & Human Rights

  • NestlĂ© Uses GRI's Corporate Reporting Mechanism

    May 13, 2015

    The nongovernmental organization Global Reporting Initiative has published a feature examining food and beverage company Nestlé's use of its G4 reporting guidelines to explain how it is implementing the international social and environmental agenda.

  • ISO Publishes "Map" of Corporate Reporting Standards

    May 12, 2015

    Illustrating the complexity of competing international business and human rights and corporate social responsibility standards, the International Organization for Standardization ("ISO") has published a "landscape map" to help businesses navigate various corporate reporting standards.

  • Switzerland Aids UN Inquiry on Sustainable Finance

    May 12, 2015

    The Swiss Government recently hosted a symposium as part of the UN Environment Programme's Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System in which participants discussed how to promote the UN agenda on a climate-friendly financial sector.

  • Business Groups Seek to Sway BHR Treaty Working Group

    May 11, 2015

    Preparing for meetings of a UN working group on a binding business and human rights ("BHR") treaty, a group of international business organizations has published a draft proposal calling for the body's work to build upon the UN Guiding Principles on BHR and to address domestic as well as international companies.

  • NGO Details Needs for Impact Assessments

    May 11, 2015

    In a recent interview, a representative from the nongovernmental organization Business for Social Responsibility described how companies around the world should be performing human rights impact assessments to demonstrate how they are promoting the UN's business and human rights agenda.

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