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18 Nov 2016

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Briefing shows increase in initiatives & actions by companies, govts. & civil society to implement UN Guiding Principles

"Business & Human Rights: From Principles to Action," 17 Nov 2016

2016 marks five years since the UN Human Rights Council endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), establishing an authoritative global standard on the respective roles of businesses and governments in helping ensure that companies respect human rights…This issue brief…highlight some of the key developments that have characterized the business and human rights landscape in the…period since the UNGPs were launched, exploring areas in which business has made progress…and identifying enduring challenges moving forward…[I]t draws upon analysis of human rights reporting trends among the membership of theWorld Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). It also frames the evolving business and human rights discussion in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals…Ultimately, the brief underlines a strong sense that the work of embedding the UNGPs into practice is maturing fast and moving in a positive direction, driven by an evolving regulatory environment, enhanced scrutiny of business performance and an increasingly widespread array of guidance, frameworks of toolkits.