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23 April 2015

Ericsson releases sustainability report based on UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework

On 14 April 2015. Ericsson released its Sustainability Report 2014. It is the first time the company has reported using the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework and it is the first information and communications technology (ICT) company to use...

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21 April 2015

Switzerland: NGO coalition launches Responsible Business Initiative

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20 April 2015

Shift & Mazars paper explores challenges for assurance sector in corporate human rights reporting

Author: Business and Human Rights Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative (RAFI)

This Vision for Human Rights Assurance paper explores a range of challenges that the field of assurance currently faces with regard to human rights reporting, and which need to be addressed if it is to offer value to companies and reliability, trust...

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15 April 2015

US Govt. holds consultation for National Action Plan on business & human rights - submissions & commentary

The US Government announced in late 2014 that it would develop a "National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct" in late 2014, aiming "to promote and incentivize responsible business conduct, including with respect to transparency and...

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15 April 2015

Academic comments on current key issues in debate over binding treaty on business & human rights

Author: Shane Darcy, NUI Galway, on Business & Human Rights in Ireland

"Key issues in the debate on a binding business and human rights instrument", 13 Apr 2015...

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13 April 2015

Poland: 30 NGOs call on govt. to develop Natl. Action Plan

Author: Polski Instytut Praw Człowieka i Biznesu

"Apel do Prezes RM dot. Krajowego Planu Działań w zakresie biznesu i praw człowieka", 27 Mar 2015...

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25 March 2015

Malaysia to develop Natl. Action Plan on business & human rights

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18 March 2015

"Business & Human Rights: Emerging Challenges to Consensus and Coherence" - Chatham House

Author: Dr Jolyon Ford, Chatham House

Trends in the regulation of business responsibility for human rights have growing salience for diplomats, policy-makers, business strategists and social activists...At the intergovernmental level, new divisions have emerged over how best to pursue...

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18 March 2015

Coca-Cola publishes human rights due diligence reports on sugar supply chain in Colombia & Guatemala

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18 March 2015

Treaty on business & human rights could be useful “to cope with current challenges”, says academic

Author: Flor González Correa, Aston Univ., on Conversation (UK)

"How multinational companies keep avoiding the threat of regulation", 17 Mar 2015...

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