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Business and human rights – Corporate leaders group putting human rights in focus

In November, the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights, a business-led effort to develop a corporate approach to human rights, announced the additions of GE and Ericsson to its roster. Advisers to the group say its growing breadth and depth greatly add to its chances of success. [other member companies: ABB, Alcan, Areva, Barclays, Gap, Hewlett-Packard, MTV Networks Europe, National Grid, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, Novo Nordisk, Statoil]