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

Human rights and environmental due diligence: a new legal duty for companies (Thomson Reuters Video with Anna Triponel)

Anna Triponel | 12 April 2021 In this conversation with Thomson Reuters Practical Law, Anna Triponel talks about recent developments at the EU level when it comes to human rights and environmental due diligence. Anna summarises these developments, explains what they mean for companies, clarifies who will be subject to them, and provides some tips … Continue reading Human rights and environmental due diligence: a new legal duty for companies (Thomson Reuters Video with Anna Triponel)

EU lawmakers have spoken: the responsibility to conduct environmental and human rights due diligence in supply chains will transform into a legal duty for companies

Anna Triponel and Maddie Wolberg | 12 March 2021 Everyone is talking about what happened on Wednesday. Indeed, it’s a big deal. On Wednesday, the European Parliament voted, by an overwhelming majority (504 votes to 79, with 112 abstaining), to request that companies by law conduct environmental and human rights due diligence along their full … Continue reading EU lawmakers have spoken: the responsibility to conduct environmental and human rights due diligence in supply chains will transform into a legal duty for companies

Action on human rights should amount to more than compliance

Source of image: Unsplash Human rights due diligence calls for having frank and open conversations with business partners on the challenges they face Anna Triponel | 9 March 2021 This article was first published in The Grocer here At the end of last year, Lidl GB became the first British food retailer to publish findings from its … Continue reading Action on human rights should amount to more than compliance

Environmental and human rights due diligence – Considerations for apparel companies as new law looms

Anna Triponel | 1 March 2021 This article was first published in Just-Style here Having described the story so far in human rights and sustainability – and the new chapter starting in 2021 with consultation on an EU law on sustainable corporate governance – Anna Triponel now looks at how apparel companies can best prepare … Continue reading Environmental and human rights due diligence – Considerations for apparel companies as new law looms

Environmental and human rights due diligence – The story so far and the new chapter starting in 2021

Anna Triponel | 26 February 2021 This article was first published in Just-Style here The past few years have been transformational for the apparel sector in terms of changing expectations on human rights and sustainability. But this is just the beginning, according to Anna Triponel, who looks at the story so far and the new chapter … Continue reading Environmental and human rights due diligence – The story so far and the new chapter starting in 2021

Responding to the military coup in Myanmar: what business can and should do

Anna Triponel and Paul R. Williams | 9 February 2021 This article was first published in LSE here A military convoy driving up to the parliament steps. Members of parliament and the country’s foremost political leader being detained and removed from public view. A state of emergency being declared, and cellular and internet services cut. … Continue reading Responding to the military coup in Myanmar: what business can and should do

The significance of the ‘people first’ approach in Biden’s transition to net zero.

Anna Triponel | December 2020 This article was first published in The Beam here Climate action could be at a turn-around with the election of Joe Biden. Mostly, because the new president and Kamala Harris have put climate justice and people first.  The election of Joe Biden and vice-president Kamala Harris is the most positive … Continue reading The significance of the ‘people first’ approach in Biden’s transition to net zero.

What is the mark you want to leave on the world?

Anna Triponel | 10 December 2020 This article was first published in Medium here Today is Human Rights Day. What a year it has been for us all. Anyone reading the news will know about the heightened human rights challenges we are facing — ranging from enhanced inequality and vulnerability to entrenched discrimination, and a greater … Continue reading What is the mark you want to leave on the world?

Referendum or no referendum: human rights due diligence isn’t going away for Swiss companies

Anna Triponel and Maddie Wolberg | 3 December 2020 On Sunday November 29, Swiss voters voted on a proposed constitutional amendment to require Swiss companies to conduct assessments of their human rights and environmental risks in their supply chains. The proposal would have implemented mandatory due diligence requirements for companies headquartered in Switzerland. The objective … Continue reading Referendum or no referendum: human rights due diligence isn’t going away for Swiss companies