Business & Human Rights

  • Activists Call for Global Governance of Corporate Reporting

    October 17, 2014

    Citing a study's findings that a low number of large corporations around the world report how they advance the "sustainability" agenda, some activists are calling for the development of consistent reporting standards in a global body to push businesses to publicize this information.

  • U.K. Announces Corporate Reporting on Supply Chain Labor Rights

    October 17, 2014

    The British Government has announced the development of a bill that will require U.K. businesses to report on the steps they have taken to make their supply chains free of forced labor.

  • Commentators Predict Expansion in Climate Change Litigation

    October 17, 2014

    Arguing that greenhouse gases released by a small number of businesses have caused most global warming effects, such as extreme flooding and droughts, two legal commentators write that businesses will become increasingly susceptible to international litigation based on climate change in the future.

  • NGO Pushes Operations Standards for Oil and Gas Industry

    October 17, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization ("NGO") Equitable Origin is calling for comments on standards for businesses in the oil and gas industry, including "performance targets," seeking to bind these companies to its expectations on the human rights and environmental impacts of their operations.

  • DIHR Seeks to Standardize Corporate Impact Assessments

    October 15, 2014

    The Danish Institute for Human Rights ("DIHR") has published a paper promoting "best practices" among businesses in performing due diligence on human rights through impact assessments of their operations and those of actors in their supply chains.

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