Business & Human Rights

  • Finland Launches National Action Plan on BHR

    October 29, 2014

    The Government of Finland has released a report containing its national action plan on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR").

  • World Bank Pushes Businesses to Fund Sustainability Agenda

    October 22, 2014

    The World Bank recently held a set of meetings at which it placed pressure on businesses to finance the UN's "ambitious" sustainable development agenda, which will include provisions on combating climate change and redistribution of wealth from developed to developing countries.

  • Paper: Governments Fail to Advance Global Governance Under UNGPs

    October 22, 2014

    A paper by Susan Ariel Aaronson and Ian Higham argues that governments are failing to pressure businesses to carry out their responsibilities under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("UNGPs"), a mechanism advancing global governance of business and human rights issues.

  • Oxfam Ranks Companies on Social and Environmental Impacts

    October 22, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization Oxfam has released an updated "scorecard" of the ten largest food companies, rating them on the basis of their commitments to internationally developed social and environmental standards in their operations.

  • U.K. Joins International Extractive Transparency Initiative

    October 22, 2014

    The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative ("EITI") has accepted the U.K.'s application to become a candidate country in the initiative, which will bind the Government to report the revenues it receives from oil, gas, and mineral companies and to require financial reporting from these companies.

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