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Dec 2 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – The Measure of … Things: Measurement First Principles and the Business and Human Rights Assessment Project

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This post was contribute by Larry Catá Backer, W. Richard and Mary Eshelman Faculty Scholar Professor of Law and International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University. The 2015 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights will focus on “Tracking Progress and Ensuring Coherence.” … Continue reading

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Dec 1 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Competition, Collaboration, and Corporate Accountability Rankings

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This post was contributed by David Sullivan, an independent consultant specializing in technology and human rights. Tech companies are in a tough sport when it comes to censorship and surveillance. Governments continue to demand new levels of access and control over … 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 24 2015

UN FORUM SERIES – Human rights due diligence is redefining investment opportunities in frontier markets

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This post was contributed by Anna Bulzomi, Senior Associate, Sustainability & Responsible Governance, at PwC.  In 2015, a number of developments in the human rights space have created momentum around the departure of business as usual. Last month saw the official … 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 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 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 – How do technology companies integrate freedom of expression and privacy rights?

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This post was contributed by Allon Bar, research coordinator with the Ranking Digital Rights project. People around the world increasingly rely on the products and services of companies from the information communication and technology (ICT) sector for many aspects of their … Continue reading

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