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UK: Second phase of Grenfell Tower fire inquiry to consider role of construction, design and cladding companies
On 27 January 2020, the second phase of the Grenfell Tower inquiry, commissioned by the UK Governement to examine the circumstances surrounding the fire that claimed 72 lives in 2017, is set to begin. While the first phase focused on the night of the...
Italian National Fashion Chamber's 100 members adopt manifesto to improve racial and gender diversity
Author: Colleen Barry / AP, Time
"'We Saw There Is Disparity.' Italian Fashion World Adopts Diversity Agenda", 12 Jan 2020...
Author: UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
“UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights: December 2019 Newsletter”, December 2019...
EU Fundamental Rights Agency looks at human rights implications of using facial recognition technology in law enforcement
Facial recognition technology (FRT) makes it possible to compare digital facial images to determine whether they are of the same person. Increasingly, private companies and public authorities are already using this technology, and several EU Member...
Author: Davide Fiedler, WBCSD
[T]he UNGPs propose that States consider a “smart mix of measures - national and international, mandatory and voluntary”. Numerous countries are discussing, creating or have already adopted action plans, policies or laws to incentivize, pressure or...
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Report finds LGBT+ inclusive emerging market companies have higher proportion of international revenues
Author: Open For Business
Representing the first-ever analysis of the financial impacts of LGBT+ inclusion on multinational companies headquartered in emerging markets, the report found a direct relationship between an emerging-market company’s support for LGBT+ inclusion and...