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27 Feb 2015

Amol Mehra & Erica Embree, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, on Huffington Post Blog

Commentary: Business & human rights field "lurching into action", says Amol Mehra of ICAR

"Rankings, Benchmarks, Reporting and More: Motivating Action on Business and Human Rights", 26 Feb 2015

Civil society groups, investors and even some companies and governments, have recognized that change was, at best, too slow, and they have engaged in myriad efforts to motivate action regarding business' respect for human rights. From rankings, benchmarks, reporting and more, the drumbeat of integrating human rights into government and company action is getting too loud to ignore. The following snapshots highlight some promising advancements...[Refers to Oxfam Behind the Brands, Ranking Digital Rights, Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre's Company & Government Action Platforms, Shift & Mazars' UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, ICAR & Danish Institute for Human Rights toolkit on National Action Plans, ICAR & European Coalition for Corporate Justice's analysis of existing National Action Plans.]

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