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8 October 2018

Event: Banks & Human rights

Marking ten years since the global financial crisis, a new book: "Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights” by Professor David Kinley investigates the impact the financial system has on human rights. The book explains how to reform fi...

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21 March 2016

Law firms cannot afford to be business & human rights laggards

Author: Marialuisa Taddia, Law Society Gazette (UK)

"Business and human rights – moral support", 21 Mar 2016...

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7 August 2013

Top City firms aim to develop human rights principles to guide work [UK]

Author: Sam Chadderton, Legal Futures (UK)

Some of the country’s biggest law firms are moving closer to establishing stand-alone human rights policies, it has emerged. Whereas many firms claim to have embedded UN guiding principles on business and human rights into their corporate and social...

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1 August 2013

[PDF] Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Stakeholder Engagement: Shift Workshop Report No 3

Author: Shift

[Many] human rights impacts can be linked back to challenges related to stakeholder engagement...On 23-24 May 2013, Shift held...[a] workshop focused on...stakeholder engagement in implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human...

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22 March 2013

[PDF] Update on the role of OECD National Contact Points with regard to the extractive sectors

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business & UK Govt. Dept. of Business, Innovation & Skills

A report on the second meeting of stakeholders, since the establishment of the updated OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) in 2011. The participants [brought together by the Institute for Human Rights and Business and the UK...

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16 January 2013

Accenture named most "gay-friendly" employer in the UK by charity's Workplace Equality Index

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16 January 2013

The full list of the Top 100 'gay-friendly' employers in the UK

Author: Editorial, HR Magazine [UK]

Lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, Stonewall has released its annual list of Top 100 'gay-friendly' employers in the UK. [Refers to Accenture, Gentoo Group, The Co-operative, Ernst & Young, Barclays, IBM, Simmons & Simmons, Metropolitan,...

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14 January 2013

Magic circle firms draw up first human rights policies

Author: Rebecca Lowe, Intl. Bar Association

Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are in the process of formulating human rights strategies to comply with the Guiding Principles for Businesses and Human Rights...Other firms, including Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen ...

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13 January 2010

UK: NGO Stonewall names 100 most gay friendly employers - IBM tops ranking

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13 January 2010

[PDF] Stonewall top 100 Employers 2010: The Workplace Equality Index [UK]

Author: Stonewall

Stonewall’s sixth Workplace Equality Index, the basis for the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2010, is the definitive national benchmarking exercise showcasing Britain’s top employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) staff…The 25-question index survey...

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