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13 Nov 2016

Annabel Short, Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

"2016: No more business as usual"

In September, US President Obama called in an address to the UN General Assembly for a different path from “soulless capitalism that benefits only the few".

There are many layers to Donald Trump’s Presidential victory, but on one level it represents the excesses of “soulless capitalism” coming home to roost...

During the election cycle, I wondered if post-election business would take the high road or the low road.  Now, more than ever, respect for human rights must lie at the heart of how business is done...