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21 January 2015
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15 December 2014

World Business Council for Sustainable Development briefing on UN Guiding Principles

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development

"New WBCSD issue brief identifies solutions to scaling up business action on human rights", 1 Dec 2014...

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4 March 2014

First barley harvest for HEINEKEN partnership [Ethiopia]

Author: Heineken

The recent barley harvest in Ethiopia is special for HEINEKEN. The first crops have been gathered from a local sourcing partnership we jointly initiated last year. The project aims to improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers whilst securing a...

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4 March 2014

Supporting the LGBTI struggle in Uganda

Author: Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights & Constitutional Law, in Pambazuka News

Unfortunately, despite the intensive work that has been done since 2009 to stop the passage of this draconian bill into law...[we] now have to work with the reality of the Anti-Homosexuality Act (2014). These guidelines are intended to all our...

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14 February 2014

Due diligence: Respecting human rights and the environment in international business (Netherlands)

Author: Social-and Economic Council (Netherlands)

The programme includes two rounds of parallel workshops...: ‘The challenges of embedding a human rights policy’ - with HEINEKEN International...‘Als MKB-er aan de slag met MVO-risicomanagement’ - met H2Onsite (workshop in het Nederlands)...‘Mapping...

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1 January 2014

[PDF] Corporate influence in the Post-2015 process

Author: Lou Pingeot, Global Policy Forum

[T]his working paper examines the role and influence of business actors in the process towards the Post-2015 agenda of the UN, with particular attention to the influence of large transnational corporations. The business sector certainly has an...

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20 December 2013

Study: 51 of 100 Top Companies Emitting Unsustainable Levels of CO2

Author: Mary Mazzoni, TriplePundit

Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings,...[assessing] the emissions performance of 100 companies from 2005 to 2012 within the context of climate...

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9 September 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Latin America & the Caribbean – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Latin America & the Caribbean over the past two years. The briefing refers to most countries in Latin America....

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9 September 2013
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

Este informe destaca los reportes de un variado rango de fuentes sobre los impactos (negativos y positivos) de las empresas sobre los derechos humanos en América Latina y el Caribe, en los dos últimos años. El informe hace referencia a la mayoría de...

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10 July 2013

Myanmar: Invest at your own risk

Author: Lisa Misol, senior researcher, business & human rights with Human Rights Watch, Global Public Square blog on CNN

Major global brands have been enticed by Myanmar’s largely untapped potential...Myanmar’s government awarded...licenses...to telecommunications firms from Norway and Qatar... [O]pportunities abound – but so do pitfalls. The reforms introduced since...

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