Category Archives: Management tools

Nov 12 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Three is the magic number

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This post was contributed by Margaret Jungk, Chair of UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Mauricio Lazala, Deputy Director of Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, and Mark Hodge, Executive Director of Global Business Initiative on Human Rights.   The upcoming 2015 UN Forum on … Continue reading

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Nov 12 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Advancing women’s human rights: This is progress in business and human rights

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This post was contributed by Sanyu Awori and Dorathy Stanislaus Benjamin, Programme Officers at International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific. Other men might respond by saying: Okay, this is interesting, but I don’t think like that. I don’t even think about … Continue reading

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Nov 11 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Monitoring Compliance with the UN Guiding Principles in Conflict Zones

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This post was contributed by Wendy Betts, Project Director at eyeWitness to Atrocities. The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), in urging businesses to avoid causing or contributing to human rights violations and urging states to address business … Continue reading

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Nov 10 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Where does human rights fit within business?

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This post was contributed by Adam Smith-Anthony, senior Associate and co-lead of the Business & Human Rights team at Omnia Strategy LLP, and Laura Edwards, Associate at Omnia Strategy LLP.  Measuring performance: a win/win “What can be reported can be measured and … Continue reading

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Nov 9 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Creating industry-specific standards to operationalize the “responsibility to respect”

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This post was contributed by Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, research director at NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. Any measurement of progress requires a baseline – determining whether the dial has moved can only be assessed if we know where it was … Continue reading

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Nov 9 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – A cartographer’s guide to measurement: mapping where we are, determining where we want to be and getting into the messy in-roads of legislation

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This post was contributed by Michelle Staggs Kelsall, doctoral candidate in law at the University of Nottingham and former Deputy Director of the Human Rights Resource Centre (for ASEAN). When I think about measurement, it brings to mind for me a popular … Continue reading

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Nov 6 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – “Outside-In” and “Inside-Out” Human Rights Measurement Tools: How Numbers Can Become the Lingua Franca of Business and Human Rights

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This post was contributed by Michael A. Santoro, Professor of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School and Co-Editor of Business and Human Rights Journal. In July 2015, the Secretary-General of the United Nations transmitted a report to the General … Continue reading

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Nov 5 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Progress depends on clarifying responsibilities

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This blog was contributed by Caio Borges, Attorney in the Business and Human Rights Project at Conectas Human Rights. There is still no truly comprehensive study on progress in the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human … Continue reading

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Nov 4 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Measuring Progress: Lawyers and Climate Change

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This blog was contributed by Sara Seck, Associate Professor, Western Law, & Senior Fellow, International Law Research Program, Centre for International Governance Innovation. One of the most daunting challenges in the implementation of the UNGPs is grappling with the legal relevance … Continue reading

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Oct 27 2015

UN FORUM SERIES: Measuring achieves little without market-based enforcement and worker participation

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This post was contributed by Greg Asbed, co-founder of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). The litany of brutal human rights abuses in corporate supply chains around the globe just keeps getting longer by the day, and more horrifying with … Continue reading

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