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UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights

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1 October 2011

[PDF] The Outside Job - Turning the Equator Principles towards people and planet

Author: BankTrack

The Equator Principles mean nothing if they do not meet the expectation that the public places on any voluntary sustainability initiative: that it makes a real difference to people and the planet...The world does not need improved risk management as a...

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1 October 2011

[PDF] Understanding and Implementing the Respect Pillar of Ruggie’s Framework for Business and Human Rights [Canada]

Author: CBSR (Canadian Business for Social Responsibility)

Canadian Business for Social Responsibility - 9th Annual Summit. October 26, 2011 - Toronto...What does human rights due diligence look like? How can potential human rights impacts be assessed and mitigated? How do companies track the effectiveness...

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27 September 2011

Integrating Human Rights Into Business Operations

Author: Faris Natour, BSR

Integrating human rights considerations into all aspects of business is among the biggest challenges for companies implementing the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. To generate support for a human rights policy or management system...

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27 September 2011

[PDF] Keynote Address at Commit!Forum, New York Stock Exchange

Author: Prof. John Ruggie, Harvard Univ. [USA], former UN Special Representative on business & human rights

Your inviting me...demonstrates how tightly linked the worlds of business and human rights have become. Your Forum is very timely because this subject has evolved rapidly in the international community...I’ll address three questions today: Why did...

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27 September 2011

[Video] Four Steps for Human Rights Management

Author: Faris Natour, BSR

Learn about the four steps BSR suggests for a successful human rights management system in line with the new UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. Also, get answers to some of the frequently asked questions from companies in...

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23 September 2011

[PDF] Letter attaching: "Special Procedures mandate holders to be appointed at the 18th session of the Human Rights Council"

Author: Laura Dupuy Lasserre, President of UN Human Rights Council

Working group on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises:...

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16 September 2011

What government and KPC should do to avert future tragedies in the wake of Mukuru-Sinai slum disaster [Kenya]

Author: Wambui Kimathi & Louiza Kabiru, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, in Business Daily (Kenya)

[In] the Mukuru-Sinai slum fir tragedy in which 95 people have so far died and 160 others hospitalised in a fire tragedy that occurred after an oil spillage from the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) infrastructure at the slum… The UN principles most...

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16 September 2011

[video] New Guardian film showcases ongoing abuse of civilians in eastern Congo's mines

Author: Guardian [UK], Global Witness

The film tells how civilians in the Kivu region of eastern DRC, which is rich in the minerals used to produce electronic goods such as laptops and mobile phones, live under the constant threat of extreme violence and forced labour at the hands of...

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15 September 2011

Business and Human Rights: Implementing the UN Guiding Principles [London, 15-16 Sep]

Author: British Insitute of International and Comparative Law

This conference brings together experts from academia, business, government, international organisations, private legal practice and the non-profit sector, to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with implementation of the UN Guiding...

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15 September 2011

Plenary meeting of Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights - summary of proceedings

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