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12 January 2012

United Nations Working Group on business & human rights - Submissions

The UN Working Group invited all stakeholders "to share their thoughts to help it establish its work programme" in advance of its first session (16-20 Jan 2012). The deadline was 8 December...Submissions by: Governments...Intergovernmental orgs......

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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1 November 2011

[PDF] Business and Human Rights from the Decent Work Perspective – Landmark [Brazil]

Author: Ethos Institute – Business and Social Responsibility

…[T]he economic rights advances made in recent years in Brazil...must be followed by equal advances in civil, social and cultural rights…which requires…action by…business and labour organizations, so that…human rights can be prioritized in the current...

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6 September 2011

Public storm in Dalian

Author: Tang Hao, Associate Professor, South China Normal University in China Dialogue

...[I]n the absence of strong rule of law, China’s environmental management has taken the road of what I call “interaction without rules”...[I]nteraction without rules”... goes through three stages: first, local interest groups and local governments...

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1 June 2011

[PDF] A guide for business: How to develop a human rights policy

Author: UN Global Compact & Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Why respect human rights?...Why develop a human rights policy?...Getting started - the process behind the policy...What are the key ingredients of a human rights policy?...Next steps - Path to implementation...[refers to BlackRock, AXA, Investment...

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15 March 2011

Companies join to boost crops in poor regions

Author: Carey Gillam, Reuters

The corporate consortium behind the "New Vision for Agriculture" project is starting its efforts in Tanzania and Vietnam and expects to begin a pilot in Indonesia later this year...The initiative's partners would first work with local governments to...

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8 February 2011

The "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework > Guiding Principles

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 22 November 2010, Special Representative Ruggie proposed draft "Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the United Nations 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework". [links to full text of draft Guiding Principles]...The draft Guiding Principles...

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1 February 2011

Better Safe than Sorry

Author: Susan Aaronson, Professor & Ian Higham, Research Assistant - Elliott School of Intl. Affairs, George Washington Univ in Policy Innovations

...Building on years of research and multi-stakeholder dialogue, [UN Special Representative on business & human rights John] Ruggie outlined a framework and Guiding Principles to help firms “operationalize” their human rights responsibilities.....

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29 January 2011

UN Secretary-General Launches New Platform for Corporate Sustainability Leadership

Author: UN Global Compact

Underscoring the role of business in addressing global threats - from climate change to widespread poverty or humanitarian emergencies - a group of chief executives joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Davos/Switzerland today for the launch of...

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15 November 2010
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Author: Véronique Smée, Novethic [France]

Lancé en 2000, le Carbon Disclosure Project est aujourd'hui financé par 534 investisseurs détenant 64 000 milliards de dollars. Son objectif : interroger les entreprises pour évaluer leurs politiques climatiques. Trois sociétés françaises figurent dans...

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