Author of U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to Join Foley Hoag

Author: Foley Hoag LLP, Published on: 26 July 2011

Foley Hoag LLP will expand its Corporate Social Responsibility Practice with the addition of John G. Ruggie, the recent U.N. Secretary-General's Special Representative for Business and Human Rights and current Harvard professor, who will join the firm's Boston office in September as a senior advisor. Ruggie authored the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which the U.N. Human Rights Council formally endorsed in June after six years of development...Key elements of the Guiding Principles have also been incorporated into the updated OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and into ISO26000...As a senior advisor in Foley Hoag's Corporate Social Responsibility Practice, Ruggie will help multinational companies navigate the Guiding Principles and apply them to their global business practices...Ruggie will continue to serve as the Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government...

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