Business & Human Rights

  • 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.

  • UN Meeting Pushes Businesses to Promote Sustainability Agenda

    July 11, 2014

    At a recent meeting of the UN Global Compact and entities associated with UN principles on investment and management education, the UN Secretary-General and others called for businesses to promote the international agenda on climate change and "sustainable" corporate practices.

  • NCPs Discuss Duties of Finance of Extractives Sector

    July 11, 2014

    A group of National Contact Points ("NCPs") for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises recently joined a meeting at which they discussed the application of the Guidelines to financial industries with investments in the extractive sector.

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