Human Rights

Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Should Not Be Optional

GRI backs EU consultation on sustainable corporate governance
Press Release

February 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Proposals by the European Commission that would introduce new due diligence requirements for companies on their human rights and environmental impacts have been strongly supported by GRI.

Westpac Sets Out Its Sustainability Strategy to 2023

Article

Building on its long term objectives, Westpac’s refreshed Sustainability Strategy sets out the bank’s sustainability priorities for the next three years:  

CGF Joint Statement on Human Rights in the Palm Oil Sector

Press Release

PARIS, 21 January 2021 /3BL Media/—  As collectives of major global companies with supply chains in the palm oil sector,  The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition and Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour both share a steadfast commitmen

Advancing Women Through Sustainable Investing

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by Jennifer Coombs, associate professor at the College for Financial Planning and the founder of the financial blog, GradMoney. She is the creator, lead author, and lead instructor for the Chartered SRI Counselor™ (CSRIC™) designation program

Major Retailers and Consumer Brands Commit to Eradicate Forced Labour from Global Supply Chains with Launch of New Coalition of Action

Press Release
  • 20 of the world’s leading consumer goods companies, members of The Consumer Goods Forum, take collective action to address the challenge of forced labour in their supply chains
  • In line with international agreements, Coalition members have developed a framework for deploying forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence systems in their operations to identify, remedy and prevent forced labour risks and impacts

New Report Identifies Ten Ways Canadian Businesses Can Better Support Children's Rights

First-ever Child Rights and Business Assessment launched in Canada
Press Release

TORONTO, December 10, 2020 /3BL Media/  – In celebration of Human Rights Day, UNICEF Canada and Global Compact Network Canada today launched the first-ever Child Rights and Business Assessment to help Canadian businesses assess their impact on children’s wellbeing. The tool provides ten recommendations for Canadian companies to become champions for children and includes examples of how leading Canadian companies are currently reporting on their efforts to address children’s rights.

UN Global Compact Announces Support for Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence

Summary: 

Protecting the well-being and dignity of every person means preventing human rights abuses in business operations and value chains worldwide

Press Release

Protecting the well-being and dignity of every person means preventing human rights abuses in business operations and value chains worldwide

Intel Earns #4 Spot on Forbes and JUST Capital's JUST 100 Ranking

Article

For the second consecutive year, Intel ranked #4 in the Forbes JUST Capital JUST 100 companies ranking, and #2 in the semiconductor industry. The JUST 100 list reflects the performance of America’s largest publicly traded companies on the issues that matter most in defining just business behavior today.

Socially Responsible Investing: A Global Perspective

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by Amy Domini, Founder and Chair of Domini Impact Investments (Amy is widely recognized as the leading voice for socially responsible investing.)

Globally, socially responsible investing is flourishing. Almost as importantly, it means the same thing around the world. I begin with some recent quotes, which I noted over the past few weeks:

• Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, “As a frontline regulator and market operator, we want to provide an environment that encourages sustainable practices among our market participants.”   

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