Mapping the Landscape of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives – Few MSIs Are Equipped to Address Governance Gaps

Mapping the Landscape of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives – Few MSIs Are Equipped to Address Governance Gaps

Over the past 30 years of globalization, it has become increasingly evident that, in many parts of the world, local governments are either unwilling or unable to protect their own people or the planet. As a result, governments, companies and civil society groups have formed a series of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives (MSIs) to address environmental and human rights challenges. A review of them reveals that only few MSIs are equipped to address governance gaps

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Legalizing responsibility for human rights in global supply chains

Legalizing responsibility for human rights in global supply chains

The 2016 International Labor Conference has spurred a flurry of reports on supply chains. Many call for a new ILO treaty on Global Supply Chains. Justine argues that laws will help but more rigorous discussion is needed on how to attribute responsibility up and down the chain - starting from the top using their leverage to restructure contracts.

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