The U.S. National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights should encourage higher standards for human rights

The U.S. National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights should encourage higher standards for human rights

As it finalizes its own National Action Plan, the United States is well poised to set a new standard for government action to advance efforts by businesses to respect human rights. The test will be whether the plan includes meaningful changes in US policies and practices.  

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Why We’re Leaving the Global Network Initiative

Why We’re Leaving the Global Network Initiative

This week, the Global Network Initiative (GNI) announced that seven telecom companies have joined its ranks as observers according to terms approved at GNI’s December board meeting. Given our serious concerns about the terms of the agreement to admit the telecom companies, as well as GNI’s overall direction at this time, we are regretfully withdrawing our participation in the initiative. 

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The role of human rights defenders in enhancing supply chains

The role of human rights defenders in enhancing supply chains

Expanded supply chains also have created millions of new jobs, helping lift hundreds of millions of people out of extreme poverty. But the rapid growth of supply chains also has brought new challenges, subjecting many of those who work in these industries to exploitation and unsafe working conditions that fail to meet international labour rights standards. How can human rights defenders contribute to improving working conditions while encouraging market growth?

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Remembering the legacy of Jerome Kohlberg: July 10, 1925 - July 30, 2015

Remembering the legacy of Jerome Kohlberg: July 10, 1925 - July 30, 2015

Kohlberg, who died at age 90 in late July, was much more than a prominent and successful investor. He was a thoughtful and committed public citizen, a dedicated and extraordinarily generous philanthropist, and a passionate advocate for the causes he supported - ethical investing chief among them. 

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