[video] Cross-Cutting Session 5 – UNEP Finance Initiative: 2011 Global Roundtable

Author: UNEP Finance Initiative , Published on: 20 October 2011

[Transcript] Mary Robinson: I am delighted that there is a Business & Human rights session during this UNEP Roundtable meeting...Taking human rights seriously is good for development...Current climate is undermining the chances of the poorest…The poor are not responsible for these climate emissions...I absolutely see the connection between human rights, development and climate change...John Ruggie and his team have brought us to a really important place in this link between business and human rights...the United Nations protect, respect, remedy framework and the Guiding Principles for its implementation...were unanimously welcomed and…endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council...The central problem before us, is to turn the progress of the last decade to new practical actions that will move governments and markets sufficiently to make respect for human rights part of mainstream business practice around the world. [refers to Refers to Barclays, Calvert Investments]

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