UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights
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Author: Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte
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Open letter calls on EU Commission to include human rights expertise in technical expert group on sustainable finance; BHRRC among signatories
Author: Members of the European Parliament, Civil society organisations, Independent experts, Trade unions
We, the undersigned Members of the European Parliament, civil society organisations, trade unions and independent experts, welcome the Commission’s ambitious Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth (Action Plan)......
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Sweden: Agency for Public Management releases report on adherence to UNGPs & recommends govt. adopt binding due diligence requirements for co's
Author: Swedish Agency for Public Management
The Swedish Agency for Public Management released its report on Swedish adherence to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and recommends legal human rights due diligence requirements for Swedish companies. A group of lawyers charged...
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Call for applications: UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights seeks new members representing African & Eastern European states
The UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises is accepting applications for two new members, representing the African & Eastern European states respectively. The deadline to apply...
Commentary: Artificial intelligence can positively impact supply chain management if it internalises knowledge re human rights
Author: Emre Eren Korkmaz, University of Oxford
"How might artificial intelligence transform corporate sustainability policies?" 20 March 2018...
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UK: CORE & Amnesty Int'l UK highlight shortcomings re export promotion & human rights in submission to UN Working Group
Author: CORE Coalition & Amnesty International UK
"CORE Coalition and Amnesty International UK joint submission to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights: ensuring respect for human rights in the context of "economic diplomacy" and investment/trade promotion," 14 March 2018...
Nigeria: Latest report by Amnesty says Shell, Eni negligent on Nigeria oil spills; includes company responses to Amnesty
In their latest report titled "Negligence in the Niger Delta: Decoding Shell and Eni's poor records on oil spills", Amnesty International (AI) has accused Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Italian oil giant Eni of “serious negligence” in...
Impact assessment focuses on tin, gold and limestone mining in eight states and regions. Report says a new mineral resources policy and fresh laws are needed if mining in Myanmar is to be sustainable