How do long working hours impact health problems?

Week of 17 May 2021 How do long working hours impact health problems? Our key takeaway: Long working hours are bad for health, creating mental, physical and social side effects. We know that these issues can reverberate more broadly throughout families and communities, affecting the broader landscape beyond just the four walls of the business. … Continue reading How do long working hours impact health problems?

What does the world need to do to realistically get to net zero by 2050?

Week of 17 May 2021 What does the world need to do to realistically get to net zero by 2050? Our key takeaway:  To avoid the worst effects of climate change, dramatic shifts are needed: ending all new investment in fossil fuels, driving clean energy tech and innovation at lightspeed—and ensuring that the world’s most … Continue reading What does the world need to do to realistically get to net zero by 2050?

The role for business in human rights in Myanmar: confronting dilemmas and improving outcomes

Anna Triponel | 11 May 2021 This article captures remarks delivered by Anna Triponel at the event ‘The Struggle for Democracy and Development in Myanmar’ organised by the Oxford Development Consultancy that took place on May 11th 2021. Thank you for inviting me to contribute to such an important topic, alongside Bill Hayton and Thinzar … Continue reading The role for business in human rights in Myanmar: confronting dilemmas and improving outcomes

What is the role for voluntary business and human rights initiatives as the conversation about legislation heats up?

Week of 10 May 2021 What is the role for voluntary business and human rights initiatives as the conversation about legislation heats up? Our key takeaway: The UNGPs’ ‘smart mix’ between mandatory and voluntary approaches says it all: we can neither deliver fundamental progress towards respect for human rights or reach transformative solutions if we … Continue reading What is the role for voluntary business and human rights initiatives as the conversation about legislation heats up?

What does it mean to put the environment in human rights and environmental due diligence?

Week of 10 May 2021 What does it mean to put the environment in human rights and environmental due diligence? Our key takeaway: The fragmented patchwork of national and international environmental instruments means that upcoming EU law should look to define the adverse environmental impacts it expects companies to address as part of environmental due … Continue reading What does it mean to put the environment in human rights and environmental due diligence?

How does the world’s plastic crisis disproportionately impact the most vulnerable people?

Week of 10 May 2021 How does the world’s plastic crisis disproportionately impact the most vulnerable people? Our key takeaway: Eliminating plastic waste—whether through reducing, reusing or recycling—is an important goal for companies, governments and consumers alike, but needs to be tackled through the lens of environmental justice and with the rights of vulnerable people … Continue reading How does the world’s plastic crisis disproportionately impact the most vulnerable people?

What does a recent survey in Asia say about human rights and the environment?

Week of 3 May 2021 What does a recent survey in Asia say about human rights and the environment? Our key takeaway: A recent survey in Asia confirms both the importance of the inter-connections between the environment and human rights, as well as the lack of awareness of these inter-connections.  In April 2021, UNDP Business … Continue reading What does a recent survey in Asia say about human rights and the environment?

What is the responsibility of a board when it comes to stakeholder governance?

Week of 3 May 2021 What is the responsibility of a board when it comes to stakeholder governance? Our key takeaway: Boards are tasked with the responsibility to ensure their organisation’s long-term viability—and fulfilling this role can’t be done without understanding stakeholder perspectives and bringing their voices to the table. The Australian Institute of Company Directors … Continue reading What is the responsibility of a board when it comes to stakeholder governance?

How can nature-based solutions be effective tools for protecting people and planet?

Week of 3 May 2021 How can nature-based solutions be effective tools for protecting people and planet? Our key takeaway: Nature-based solutions can be powerful drivers of transformative change on climate, biodiversity and the environment broadly, but they need to be clearly defined and rooted in respect for human rights if they are to achieve … Continue reading How can nature-based solutions be effective tools for protecting people and planet?

How can a new EU law help create a more sustainable future?

Week of 26 April 2021 How can a new EU law help create a more sustainable future? Our key takeaway: Discussions regarding what it means to conduct meaningful stakeholder engagement, how to regulate adverse impacts on the environment and modes of liability within the upcoming EU law are progressing.In April 2021, Global Witness (GW) released … Continue reading How can a new EU law help create a more sustainable future?