Company advances on human rights
Below are examples of practical steps companies are taking on human rights in their own operations and in their engagement with governments, from March 2015 onwards. Items from 2011-2015 are in the process of being added to this section.
For examples prior to 2011, see our categories on "Support for initiatives promoting civil & political rights" and "Support for initiatives promoting economic, social and cultural rights".
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AstraZeneca & Standard Chartered show best practices by leveraging their core competencies to invest in children, NGO says
Author: Global Child Forum
"Corporate Programs For Children's Rights – Guidance And Best Practice", March 2018...
Global Child Forum calls on businesses to create initiatives & partnerships to advance children’s rights
Author: Global Child Forum
Global Child Forum is issuing an urgent call for business to create tangible initiatives and forge partnerships which advance children's rights in your operations, supply chains and in the communities in which you operate. We want to create a movement ...
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Author: Global Child Forum; Rightshouse
"Business Investments in Children's Education - A Mapping Study", March 2018...
Commentary: BlackRock CEO exhorts corporations to develop "social conscience"; yet finance sector still lags on social responsibility
Author: David Kinley, Open Democracy
"Finance struggles to find a social conscience", 15 April 2018...
Author: Jacey Fortin, New York Times (USA)
"A List of the Companies Cutting Ties With the N.R.A.", 24 February 2018...
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Author: Faris Natour
"Respecting Human Rights in the On-Demand Economy: Closing the New Governance Gap," 11 April 2016...
Author: Robert McCorquodale, Lise Smit, Stuart Neely, & Robin Brooks
"Human rights due diligence in law and practice: Good practices and challenges for business enterprises," 10 May 2017...
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Fiji: Blockchain technology joint pilot project launched to address illegal fishing practices and human rights abuses in Pacific Islands tuna industry
Author: Candice Visser & Quentin Hanich, the Conversation
"How blockchain is strengthening tuna traceability to combat illegal fishing", 22 January 2018...