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Report
29 August 2018

New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement

Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed

"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...

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18 March 2016

New guidance to help companies report on climate impacts in line with intl. standards

Author: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle, Environmental Leader (USA)

"GRI, CDP Guidance Helps Companies Report Climate Impacts", 18 Mar 2016...

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2 October 2015

"In work but trapped in poverty: A summary of five studies conducted by Oxfam, with updates on progress along the road to a living wage"

Author: Rachel Wilshaw, Sloane Hamilton, Julie Théroux-Séguin & Daisy Gardener, Oxfam

Oxfam believes that access to decent work on a living wage is a fundamental pathway out of poverty, and one of the best ways to counter growing inequality. This summary of recent Oxfam research paints a picture of workers, mostly women, who are working...

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Article
27 July 2015

Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum: “Access to Water”

Author: Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum

Access to water is one of the major challenges the world is facing today. The demand for water will continue to increase as the global population grows and exerts increasing pressure on supplies. This distorted relationship between demand for water and...

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Article
1 January 2015

Access to water

Author: UN Global Compact Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum

This page presents an introduction to and analysis of the dilemma. It does so through the integration of real-world scenarios and case studies, examination of emerging economy contexts and exploration of the specific business risks posed by the dilemma...

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10 December 2014

Intl. Tourism Partnership releases "Know How Guide to Human Rights & Hotel Industry"

Author: Intl. Tourism Partnership

This Know How Guide is a high-level introduction to human rights for the hotel industry – what human rights are, the context of the hotel industry, steps to implement the UN Guiding Principles and resources for further reading. It is primarily written...

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1 June 2014

Human rights training toolkit - 3rd edition

Author: IPIECA

This third edition of the Toolkit is designed to enhance the capabilities of companies in managing human rights issues and impacts in their business operations through providing awareness training on human rights issues relevant to employees, suppliers...

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Article
18 June 2013

[PDF] Oil and Gas Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Shift, Institute for Human Rights and Business, for the European Commission

This Guide applies the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...to the specific context of the oil & gas ("O&G") sector. Recognising that each company is different, it is intended to help O&G companies “translate” respect for...

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25 April 2013

[PDF] UNGC CEO Water Mandate - Water Action Hub [UK]

Author: Eleanor Viita, UK Network of the UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact…launched…the CEO Water Mandate...as a very effective platform for collective action on water stewardship…[T]he CEO Water Mandate…launched a free tool…called the Water Action Hub. The Hub is designed to enable stakeholders to...

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11 February 2013

Four Human Rights Issues Every Food and Agriculture Company Needs to Understand

Author: Peter Nestor, BSR Insight

When the United Nations endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...businesses in nearly every industry took a more serious look at their human rights impacts. For food, beverage, and agriculture companies, labor rights are often the...

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