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22 May 2015

Commentary: Why companies need to see climate change as a human rights issue

Author: Eniko Horvath, Researcher, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This is a key year for climate action by both governments and companies. In the lead-up to the much-anticipated Paris climate talks, states are preparing their pledges, and business leaders are developing their approach at meetings such as the...

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21 May 2015
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Author: Business & Climate Summit

À travers une mobilisation sans précédent de 25 réseaux mondiaux, représentant plus de 6 millions d'entreprises de plus de 130 pays, les entreprises se sont engagées à mener la transition mondiale vers une économie bas-carbone et résiliente au...

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18 May 2015

Unilever boss urges world leaders to reduce carbon output

Author: Roger Harrabin, BBC

Chief executive Paul Polman said governments must set clear CO2 targets to force low-carbon innovation.  Speaking ahead of a business climate summit in Paris this week, he urged fellow chief executives to help create a “political licence” for...

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18 May 2015

Update on applications of the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework

Author: Shift

On February 24, the launch of the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework in London drew a standing-room only crowd and featured strong affirmations of the Reporting Framework from the evening’s speakers, including UN Guiding Principles author John...

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15 May 2015

Commentary: CEOs are often limited in changing companies' strategic direction for the better

Author: Christine Bader, BSR, in the Atlantic (USA)

"CEOs Aren't as Powerful as Most People Think", 14 May 2015...

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8 May 2015

Ceres ranks food companies on managing water risk

Ceres' Feeding Ourselves Thirsty report evaluates 37 food companies on their water use, stewardship and policies, including the right to access to water. The report provides recommendations for how investment analysts can more effectively evaluate...

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6 May 2015

Unilever CEO Paul Polman calls on businesses & govts. to step up actions on climate change

Author: Paul Polman, Unilever, on Guardian Sustainable Business (UK)

"Global business and climate change: don’t get left behind", 5 May 2015...

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1 May 2015

An Inspiring Peer - Business leaders reflect on the leadership and work of Ed Potter

Author: Mark Hodge, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

On June 1st, Ed Potter, Director of Global Workplace Rights at The Coca-Cola Company retires. In order to mark the occasion of Ed's retirement, a number of business leaders wanted to express their appreciation for his contribution to the agenda and to...

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27 April 2015

Nepal Earthquake: Multinationals Pause Operations, Offer Relief

Author: Shefali Anand, Washington Post

Multinational companies with units in Nepal have broadly halted operations in the country as they try to account for staff and help the relief effort..Coca-Cola Co., which operates two bottling plants in Katmandu and Bharatpur, said that although its...

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23 April 2015

Early Adopter Ericsson Releases Report Using UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework

Author: UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework

Early adopter company Ericsson released its Sustainability Report 2014, marking the first time the company has reported using the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework. Ericsson is the first early adopter company to issue a report using the...

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