Business & Human Rights

  • NGOs Push General Mills into Climate Commitment

    July 30, 2014

    Food company General Mills has responded to a publicity campaign from a group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") by announcing its commitment to disclose the actions it is taking to counter climate change and signing on to a declaration to reduce its environmental impact.

  • Former U.K. MP: Corporations Should Take Lead on Sustainability

    July 30, 2014

    In a new book, former U.K. Member of Parliament ("MP") Tom Levitt argues that companies are "brimming over with resources" that could be repurposed to help solve environmental, social, and humanitarian problems, and that they should take the lead in dealing with such issues.

  • U.K. MPs Call for Business Action on Corruption

    July 30, 2014

    Two British Members of Parliament ("MPs") have published an article pushing for businesses to "play their part in preventing corruption," including by adhering to industry standards of conduct that are stricter than U.K. legal requirements.

  • Irish Government Warns of Investment Risks for Israeli Settlements

    July 30, 2014

    The Irish Government has issued a warning to businesses that investing in settlements for Israelis in Palestinian territories could "entail legal and economic risks" and that businesses should seek legal advice prior to investing in such projects.

  • UN Holds Meeting on Binding Treaty on Security Companies

    July 23, 2014

    The UN has announced that it is holding a meeting, promoted by Cuba and the African Group, on the development of an "international regulatory framework" for overseeing private military and security companies.

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