Category Archives: Reporting

Feb 12 2016

Isabella Stanbrook – Why is measurement an important theme for business and human rights in 2016?

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This post was contributed by Isabella Stanbrook, senior analyst at Sancroft. More than two thirds of the world’s fifty largest companies already have a specific human rights policy. This reflects a growing corporate awareness of human rights impacts. In the past, … Continue reading

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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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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 – Time for the UNGPs to Grow Up? Tracking Children’s Rights in National Action Plans on Business & Human Rights

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This post was contributed by Patrick Geary, corporate social responsibility specialist at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Born in 2011, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are now energetically walking and talking. While childhood is never without … Continue reading

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Nov 19 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Linking the UN Guiding Principles to global reporting practice: Proof of increasing human rights reporting

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This post was contributed by Teresa Fogelberg, Deputy Chief Executive at GRI. The post was written in her personal capacity. This Monday, on the eve of the 4th Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human rights in Geneva, I had … 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 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 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 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 3 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Implementing the Guiding Principles: The Challenge of Measurement

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This post was contributed by Margaret Jungk, Chair of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights. They called it ‘the plane that became a convertible’. In 1988, on a routine flight from Hilo to Honolulu, Aloha Airlines … Continue reading

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