Category Archives: Management tools

Feb 1 2016

Agathe Derain – Human rights and business: Could performance measurement be premature?

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This post was contributed by Agathe Derain, manager in the sustainability team of Deloitte France. The common pitfall of rushing towards KPIs Since the adoption of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in 2011, and … Continue reading

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Dec 9 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Business and human rights: No progress without protection for defenders

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This post was contributed by Michael Ineichen, Programme Manager and Human Rights Council Advocacy Director at the International Service for Human Rights. The level of protection enjoyed by those defending rights has long been recognised as a vital indicator for the … Continue reading

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Dec 4 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Measuring progress on human rights, and peace, in conflict affected areas

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This post was contributed by Andrea Iff, Head of Business and Peace, swisspeace.  Conflict-affected and high-risk areas are characterized by specific political, economic and social conditions. An area can be conflict-affected either because of a violent conflict that exists between language, … Continue reading

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Dec 3 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Follow the Money: Using development finance to hold corporations accountable

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This post was contributed by Gretchen Gordon, Coordinator for the Coalition for Human Rights in Development, and Stephanie Mellini, Research and Advocacy Fellow with the Coalition. Two weeks ago, at the United Nations’ fourth Annual Forum on Business and Human … Continue reading

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Nov 30 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Rhetoric of corporate responsibility is not enough: Corporations must walk the walk, not just talk the talk

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This post was contributed by Katie Redford, Co-Founder and Director of EarthRights International. Twenty years ago this month, the Nigerian military regime executed the environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa. Ken was a remarkable and charismatic leader of the Ogoni tribe in the … Continue reading

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Nov 25 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Measuring progress through National Action Plans and sustainability reports

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This blog was contributed by Verónica Aranzazu Zubía Pinto, Adviser of the Human Rights Division of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Strong political support The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) arrived in 2011 to … Continue reading

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Nov 23 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Think before you measure!

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This post was contributed by Luke Wilde, Chief Executive at twentyfifty Ltd. I will use this blog to reflect on some of our experience, rather than theory, of working with large companies to find ways of measuring corporate practice on human … Continue reading

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Nov 20 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Asking the basic questions: Are voluntary standard-setting initiatives protecting human rights?

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This post was contributed by Amelia Evans, Co-Founder of MSI Integrity, and Stephen Winstanley, Coordinating Attorney at MSI Integrity. Over the last two decades, voluntary standard-setting initiatives have proliferated, becoming one of the most popular tools for addressing the human rights … Continue reading

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Nov 13 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – The UK Local Government Pension Scheme: Can pooled and passive funds adequately address human rights?

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This post was contributed by Lara Blecher, Shareholder Engagement Executive with PIRC Ltd. Pensions and Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) has a number of local authority clients who manage their pension funds either directly or through an asset manager. Many of these … Continue reading

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Nov 13 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Business and human rights progress in the Japanese context

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This post was contributed by Hiroshi Ishida, Executive Director of the Caux Round Table Japan. Human Rights are universal, but acceptance should be based on each social context Human rights are universal and belong to every human being in every … Continue reading

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