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New report: "Navigating the Future of Business and Human Rights - Good Practice Examples"
Author: United Nations Global Compact, Published on: 25 November 2019
The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights outline the corporate responsibility to respect human rights, including in supply chains, and to provide effective remedy to victims of business-related human rights abuses. These expectations are often difficult to implement in day-to-day business operations, in particular due to the complexity of supply chains or operations in challenging contexts with weak governance and a lack of strong institutions.
In the context of a fast-changing world, new human rights challenges frequently emerge and companies may struggle to keep up with the constant push to play a positive role in tackling such challenges, to align their business strategies and to understand in practice what it means to take a holistic look. Companies continue to face challenges in areas such as...
I. Preparing for the future of work and the technological revolution
II. Ensuring climate justice and a just transition to a zero-carbon economy
III. Putting in place effective remedy and grievance mechanisms
IV. Ensuring the protection of migrant rights and ethical recruitment practices
V. Making investments with a gender lens
VI. Taking a fresh look at human rights due diligence
VII. Tackling working poverty ...