Why U.S. Withdrawal From the Human Rights Council is a Dangerous Leadership Mistake

Why U.S. Withdrawal From the Human Rights Council is a Dangerous Leadership Mistake

Our director, Michael Posner, discusses the recent Trump administration decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council. He details how it is yet another step in the administration’s retreat from the world stage. Once widely viewed as a global leader on issues like human rights, the U.S. is now a marginal player, in headlong retreat from the leadership position it has occupied since World War II.

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A new approach to evaluating company social performance

A new approach to evaluating company social performance

In March 2017, the Center published Putting the "S" in ESG: Measuring Human Rights Performance for Investors. After examining more than 1700 social indicators, the report outlined several gaps in existing approaches to evaluating companies' social performance. The Center is now working on a pilot project to develop improved social measures for the apparel sector. Following nine months of expert outreach, the Center has developed a list of indicators that it will soon test in practice.

 

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