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23 February 2017

FAQs: French corporate duty of vigilance law

Author: European Coalition on Corporate Justice (Belgium)

The question of what should be the legal obligations on business to ensure respect for human rights throughout their activities and business relationships is at the centre of the business and human rights debate.  In the past years, this question has...

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23 February 2017
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Author: Observatorio de Responsabilidad Social Corporativa

"Francia aprueba la ley sobre el deber de vigilancia de las empresas", 22 de febrero 2017...

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23 February 2017
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23 February 2017

Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights—A Time for More Teamwork?

Author: Lucy AMIS, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

Mega-Sporting Events (MSEs) like the Olympics and FIFA World Cup inspire humanity and have the potential to promote human rights, including through job creation and urban regeneration. Yet for over a decade MSEs have been linked to a pattern of human...

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23 February 2017

Paper calls for open coordination on implementing UN Guiding Principles in EU

Author: Daniel Augenstein, Tilburg Law School, Mark Dawson, Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and Pierre Thielbörger, Ruhr University Bochum

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23 February 2017

The Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles into Daily Business Operations and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games

Author: Hiroshi ISHIDA, Hiroki WADA, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

The UN Guiding Principles can contribute to the promotion of human rights during the management of mega-sporting events MSEs...However, there are some cases that highlight that host countries, local organizing committees, and companies have failed in...

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23 February 2017

USA: 100 investors express continued support for conflict minerals due diligence requirement under Dodd Frank Act

Author: Boston Common Asset Management, Interfath Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Mercy Investment Services, Responsible Sourcing Network, Trillium Asset Management, US SIF & other investors

As investors and investor groups with over $3.75 trillion in assets under management, we are writing to express our continued support for Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the U.S. Securities and...

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22 February 2017

Are Investors Taking Action to Eradicate Forced Labor and Human Trafficking from Their Portfolios?

Author: Felicitas Weber, KnowTheChain Project Lead, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

With investigative journalism and legislation on forced labor and human trafficking on the rise, forced labor risks can translate into concrete negative impacts for investors, both reputational and financial. [....] Are investors addressing these...

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22 February 2017

Investor guidance for engaging with banks on climate change

Author: ShareAction

...This report provides guidelines to inform investor engagement with banks, in line with the Paris Agreement. Investors are often the clients, shareholders and bondholders of banks and therefore have several levers to promote change in the sector....

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21 February 2017
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