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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26 April 2018

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...

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25 April 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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25 April 2018

Global Child Forum publishes study mapping business investments in children's education

Author: Global Child Forum; Rightshouse

"Business Investments in Children's Education - A Mapping Study", March 2018...

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22 April 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...

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24 February 2018

USA: list of companies that have cut ties with NRA following mass shooting in Florida

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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12 February 2018

Respecting human rights in the on-demand economy: Closing the new governance gap

Author: Faris Natour

"Respecting Human Rights in the On-Demand Economy: Closing the New Governance Gap," 11 April 2016...

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5 February 2018

Human rights due diligence in law & practice: Good practices & challenges for business enterprises

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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23 January 2018

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...

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22 January 2018
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Author: Canal 8 (Nicaragua)

“Azúcar de Nicaragua es solicitado por grandes empresas del mundo”, 16 de enero de 2018...

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15 January 2018
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Author: Europa Press

“Las empresas deben mejorar en la lucha contra la desigualdad, desarrollo sostenible y medio ambiente, según Deloitte”, 15 de enero de 2019...

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