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Apr

30

April 30, 2019

Human Rights: How Companies Should Respond to the Vedanta Ruling

How Companies Should Respond to the Vedanta Ruling

Following the UK Supreme Court's recent decision in Vedanta v. Lungowe, we believe it is in the best interest of companies to double down on working with subsidiaries to ensure they properly understand and adequately manage environmental and social risk.

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Mar

7

March 7, 2019

Human Rights: Three Changes for Women and Business Coming in 2019

Three Changes for Women and Business Coming in 2019

As we celebrate International Women's Day, we take a look at three events in 2019 that have the potential to alter how business influences women’s empowerment.

#HERproject #Human Rights #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

25

February 25, 2019

Human Rights: A New Transparency Challenge for Business and Human Rights

A New Transparency Challenge for Business and Human Rights

There is an urgent need to enhance disclosure practices across all industries that receive requests for data and assistance from law enforcement agencies.

#Consumer Products #Ethics and Governance #Financial Services #Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Transport and Logistics

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Jan

17

January 17, 2019

Human Rights: Global Tech Companies, Partners Identify Tools to Fight Human Trafficking

Global Tech Companies, Partners Identify Tools to Fight Human Trafficking

A progress report on the Tech Against Trafficking initiative.

#Human Rights #Tech Against Trafficking

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Dec

17

December 17, 2018

Human Rights: Why Multilateral Human Rights Bodies and Frameworks Are Vital for Business

Why Multilateral Human Rights Bodies and Frameworks Are Vital for Business

Here's how companies can support the international human rights regime.

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Dec

11

December 11, 2018

Human Rights: Are You Prepared for the Future of Business and Human Rights?

Are You Prepared for the Future of Business and Human Rights?

Futures and strategic foresight methodologies offer a new way to promote respect for human rights and the freedoms they protect.

#Human Rights #Sustainability Management #Sustainable Futures Lab

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Dec

10

December 10, 2018

Human Rights: Happy Birthday to Your Human Rights!

Happy Birthday to Your Human Rights!

Today, we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

#Human Rights

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Dec

3

December 3, 2018

Human Rights: Why We Need a Just Transition to a Low-Carbon World

Why We Need a Just Transition to a Low-Carbon World

As the UN Climate Conference (COP24) kicks off, we emphasize why we need a just transition to a low-carbon world and how business can play a role in achieving it.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy

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Nov

13

November 13, 2018

Human Rights: Three Steps for Business to Connect Climate and Human Rights

Three Steps for Business to Connect Climate and Human Rights

This is how companies can address the interactions of climate change and human rights in vulnerable communities.

#Climate Change #Human Rights

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Nov

5

November 5, 2018

Human Rights: Our Human Rights Impact Assessment of Facebook in Myanmar

Our Human Rights Impact Assessment of Facebook in Myanmar

The question of how social media platforms can respect freedom of expression while also protecting users from harm is one of the most pressing challenges of our time.

#Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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