Business & Human Rights

  • HRC Resolution Calls for BHR Treaty Working Group

    July 11, 2014

    The UN Human Rights Council ("HRC") has adopted a resolution calling for a new working group to develop a binding treaty on business and human rights ("BHR") issues.

  • UN Forms Business Steering Group on Rule of Law

    July 11, 2014

    UN Global Compact has announced the members of its steering group on "Business for the Rule of Law," which will place pressure on global businesses to abide by and promote the rule of law in their operations.

  • UN Holds "Caring for Climate" Summit in China

    July 11, 2014

    The UN Global Compact recently hosted a conference in Beijing with representatives from the UN, governments, and businesses to promote the adoption of green energy policies by companies and governments and to educate young people in China on the dangers of global warming.

  • Corporate Reporting Organizations Form Joint Initiative

    July 11, 2014

    A group of organizations that seek to standardize corporate reporting in a variety of areas, including climate and financial accounting, recently launched the Corporate Reporting Dialogue in Amsterdam to increase "integrated reporting" on such issues by businesses around the world.

  • Committee Drafts International Standard on Security Providers

    July 11, 2014

    The International Organization for Standardization has created a new "Project Committee" to develop a set of standards it will push private security providers to follow with regard to human rights and humanitarian law.

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