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13 December 2019

Defenders at risk: Attacks on human rights and environmental defenders and the responsibility of business

Companies can be linked to attacks against defenders through suppliers, customers or other business partners. Both states and business actors are vital in addressing this risk and in moving towards a systematic protection of, and respect for, defenders...

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27 November 2019

Italy: S Group to reform procurement after supply chain study links low supermarket prices to wage squeezes & migrant worker exploitation

Author: Gautam Naik, S&P Global

"Hard Labor: Lower supermarket food prices tighten squeeze on migrant workers", 25 November 2019...

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22 November 2019

Turkey: Investigation tracks production of 'sustainable' Zara hoody, revealing garment worker exploitation & low wages

In November 2019, Public Eye released findings of its investigation tracing the production of a 'Respect' Zara hoody, revealing worker exploitation and low wages in the Turkish factories where it was produced. Based on field research, analysis of disc...

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23 October 2019

KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains

  KnowTheChain is a resource for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labor risks within their supply chains. In 2020/2021 KnowTheChain will be becnhmarking 180 companies in three sectors. In 2019 will be publishing inves...

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24 September 2019

Asset owner alliance commits to carbon neutral portfolios by 2050

Author: Susanna Rust, Investment & Pensions Europe

Nordic pension investors have committed to carbon neutral portfolios by 2050 as part of a new asset owner campaign.Members of the alliance will set and publicly report on intermediate targets “in line with Article 4.9 of the Paris Agreement”, thereby...

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22 August 2019

The London Metals Exchange can help reform metal supply chains and prevent human rights abuse

Author: 22/8/19 - Sophia Pickles, Global Witness

The metals market faces a global crash linked to natural resources without reforms to mining, manufacture and trade, writes Sophia Pickles.

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24 July 2019

Brazil: NGO report alleges companies complicit in deforestation & human rights abuses in the Amazon

[To read this story in Portuguese, please, click here] The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited 55 companies to respond to allegations of their involvement in the deforestation of the Amazon as well as human rights abuses. The report from...

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23 July 2019
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28 June 2019

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin - Issue 31, June 2019

Welcome to our Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin -- highlighting a specific topic each quarter, as well as key developments in corporate legal accountability.  The Corporate Legal Accountability hub on our website provides objective,...

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25 June 2019

Are shareholders the new champions of climate justice?

Author: Maysa Zorob & Antonella Angelini, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

For several decades, individuals and communities affected by climate change – as well as the lawyers, advocates and civil society organizations who represent them – have been using litigation as a strategic tool to hold corporations accountable for...

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