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Commentary: New model programme gives construction industry 8 pathways to achieve best practice in addressing slavery in supply chains
Author: Dr Shamir Ghumra, Ethical Corporation
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Intl. Tourism Partnership announces 1st industry-wide global commitment to sustainability; incl. improving human rights
Author: International Tourism Partnership (ITP)
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Business & human rights & B Corp movements missing opportunity for mutual learning, says researchers
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Experts warn rise of electric cars could lead to a battery waste problem; batteries also risk giving off toxic gases
Author: Joey Gardiner, The Guardian
The drive to replace polluting petrol and diesel cars with a new breed of electric vehicles has gathered momentum in recent weeks. But there is an unanswered environmental question at the heart of the electric car movement: what on earth to do with...
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Author: Meaghan Malloy, UN Global Compact
"Addressing Adverse Human Rights Impacts Connected to Product Misuse", 31 May 2017...
Author: Justine Nolan, University of New South Wales, Alternative Law Journal
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EU: Committee on Development urges Committee on International Trade to make rules on corporate liability for human rights abuses binding
Author: Committee on Development