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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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22 September 2014

Details of how Unilever, Lush & other companies are helping promote peace in conflict zones

Author: Oliver Balch, Guardian (UK)

"Businesses have a role promoting peace in conflict zones",  22 Sep 2014 [W]hat does peace-building have to do with business? Isn’t it enough for companies to protect their workers and show they aren’t stoking conflict where it occurs?  No, says Briti...

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18 September 2014

Summary of conference hosted by Hague Institute for Global Justice & SPARK on role of private sector in development & peace

Author: Hague Institute for Global Justice

On 2 September 2014, The Hague Institute for Global Justice hosted The Hague Conference on Business and Human Security, in collaboration with SPARK...The conference brought together the private sector, think tanks, NGOs involved in entrepreneurship...

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19 September 2013

[PDF] Responsible Business Advancing Peace

Author: UN Global Compact

As a key agent of change, companies can make a critical contribution to economic development, peace and stability in the areas where they operate...Companies provide jobs and revenue to a local economy. They can set an example of sustainable business...

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8 January 2012

Promoting Peace & Protecting Human Rights: Business Operations in Conflict Zones

Author: Jenny Vaughan, Program Officer on Mercy Corps’ Youth & Conflict Management team

A large proportion of high-value resources, including oil, coltan, and hardwoods, are found in conflict-affected states, where security is limited and rule of law is weak...Without processes in place to prevent or mitigate negative human rights impacts...

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1 October 2011

[PDF] CSR in conflict and post-conflict environments: from risk management to value creation

Author: Maria Prandi and Josep M. Lozano (eds.), Escola de Cultura de Pau & ESADE: Institute for Social Innovation

[T]here are significant experiences of companies that are participating in peace-building in numerous...

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1 October 2011
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Author: Maria Prandi and Josep M. Lozano (eds.), Escola de Cultura de Pau & ESADE: Instituto de Innovación Social

[E]xisten experiencias significativas de empresas que participan en diversos países en la construcción de paz jugando así un papel cada vez más relevante en cuestiones que afectan a la gobernanza global...Empresas nacionales o internacionales han...

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3 August 2011

Trade Can Build Peace in Georgia and Abkhazia

Author: David Phillips, Moscow Times

Engaging the private sector in peace building activities can help reduce tensions in even the most intractable conflicts. It also creates conditions for resolving problems that gave rise to conflict in the first place. There are many examples of...

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7 April 2011

Peace through business [Israel]

Author: Idan Ofer on ynet.news.com

Those who honestly discuss peace cannot remove from the equation the immense standard of living gap between the two economies. [In Israel], we have a flourishing economy that keeps growing and approaching Western levels. Only a few kilometers away we...

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20 February 2011

Exploring the role of the private sector in ensuring a peaceful electoral process in Uganda

Author: International Alert, Northern Uganda Business Forum for Peace

[International] Alert convened business leaders from Acholi and Lango sub-regions of Northern Uganda for a meeting titled “Business and Peace in Uganda: Lessons from Sri Lanka and Kenya” aimed at exploring the role of the private sector in ensuring a...

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1 January 2011

[PDF] Private sector actors & peacebuilding: A framework for analysis

Author: Intl. Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), Swedish Institute of Intl. Affairs (UI)

The role of private sector actors in peace processes is a growing field of research...it is clear that private sector actors may play important roles when it comes to fostering peace and development in conflictaffected countries...The development from...

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