Business & Human Rights

  • Mars Announces $1 Billion in Climate Spending

    October 19, 2017

    Business Insider reports that, highlighting the accelerating adoption by global companies of the UN's "sustainable development" agenda, food company Mars has announced that it will finance a "Sustainability in a Generation" campaign promoting action against climate change in the amount of $1 billion.

  • Islands Plan Push for Global Climate Liability

    October 19, 2017

    Reuters reports that, following a series of devastating hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico this year, island nations are likely to raise at a global climate summit in November the imposition of legal obligations on developed countries - and potentially large energy companies - to pay poor countries for damage from extreme weather events perceived to be linked to global warming.

  • Germany, France Cooperate on Emissions Taxes

    October 19, 2017

    Reuters reports that German and French environment officials have announced their cooperation on launching "a reliable regulatory framework at European level" for encouraging renewable energy projects and raising taxes on corporate emissions of greenhouse gases.

  • UNGC Summit Prioritizes Corporate SDG, Climate Action

    October 19, 2017

    The UN Global Compact's (UNGC) description of its recent Leaders Summit on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in September illustrates the organization's all-in approach to enhancing pressure on corporations to contribute to the fulfillment of the UN's comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to the Paris climate deal agreed in 2015.

  • OECD Tracks Progress in Global Tax Cooperation

    October 19, 2017

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released its first set of peer reviews tracking individual countries’ alignment with commitments made under the Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS) Project to coordinate tax policies that govern where profits are reported.

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