Business & Human Rights

  • UN Partner Presses Business Engagement with "Stakeholders"

    November 19, 2014

    The UN Global Compact's German network has published a report calling for "meaningful" and structured business consultation with affected groups in company operations as part of the necessary implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

  • UN Partner Uses Assessment Tool to Advance BHR

    November 19, 2014

    The UN Global Compact's German network has published the results of its Organisational Capacity Assessment Instrument to monitor and pressure 57 companies to analyze whether their operations adhere to the UN's business and human rights ("BHR") agenda.

  • Turkish Stock Exchange Launches Sustainability Initiative

    November 19, 2014

    The Turkish stock exchange Borsa Istanbul has established a "sustainability index" that will evaluate how companies perform in their operations regarding such issues as climate change and human rights.

  • MEP Calls for Extraterritorial BHR Justice in EU

    November 19, 2014

    In a recent speech, European Parliament Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility Richard Howitt MEP has called for EU legislation expanding access to courts in Europe for human rights violations allegedly committed in other parts of the world.

  • U.K. Pushes Embassies to Advance BHR in Host Countries

    November 12, 2014

    The British Government has published a document calling for embassy personnel around the world to push business and human rights ("BHR") initiatives with host governments, pressure businesses to uphold the international BHR agenda, and encourage action by civil society groups working on these issues.

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