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9 December 2016

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers

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21 March 2016

Law firms cannot afford to be business & human rights laggards

Author: Marialuisa Taddia, Law Society Gazette (UK)

"Business and human rights – moral support", 21 Mar 2016...

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19 November 2015

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores show improvement of measures taken by companies for LGBT workers

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Article
9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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7 August 2013

Top City firms aim to develop human rights principles to guide work [UK]

Author: Sam Chadderton, Legal Futures (UK)

Some of the country’s biggest law firms are moving closer to establishing stand-alone human rights policies, it has emerged. Whereas many firms claim to have embedded UN guiding principles on business and human rights into their corporate and social...

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22 March 2013

[PDF] Update on the role of OECD National Contact Points with regard to the extractive sectors

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business & UK Govt. Dept. of Business, Innovation & Skills

A report on the second meeting of stakeholders, since the establishment of the updated OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) in 2011. The participants [brought together by the Institute for Human Rights and Business and the UK...

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14 January 2013

Magic circle firms draw up first human rights policies

Author: Rebecca Lowe, Intl. Bar Association

Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are in the process of formulating human rights strategies to comply with the Guiding Principles for Businesses and Human Rights...Other firms, including Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen ...

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1 January 2013

You have nothing to fear but fear itself

Author: Steven Wilding, Ethical Corporation [UK]

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights present an exciting opportunity to work together, and should not be feared, says the Ethical Trading Initiative’s Peter McAllister...A year on from publication, Professor John Ruggie’s UN Guiding...

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14 February 2012

UN Guiding Principles: ABA steps up to the bar [USA]

Author: John F Sherman, Lawyers for Better Business

[T]he American Bar Association's [ABA] House of Delegates (the ABA's policy-making body) passed a resolution endorsing the United Nations Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework on Business and Human Rights, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and...

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12 January 2012

United Nations Working Group on business & human rights - Submissions

The UN Working Group invited all stakeholders "to share their thoughts to help it establish its work programme" in advance of its first session (16-20 Jan 2012). The deadline was 8 December...Submissions by: Governments...Intergovernmental orgs......

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