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[PDF] Business Recognition of Human Rights: Global Patterns, Regional & Sectoral Variations

A key indicator of [social expectations and moral obligations regarding companies and human rights] consists of the human rights standards that business itself adopts, triggered by its assessment of human rights-related risks and opportunities in the social and political environments in which it operates. This report summarizes the human rights standards referenced or invoked by a cross-section of companies, collective initiatives, and socially responsible investment funds. [an updated version of this report, including results of a survey of govts., is available here]