Enforcing environmental and human rights in the EU: the golden opportunity of the EU Sustainable Corporate Governance Initiative

The following captures remarks made by Anna Triponel at the hearing ‘Environmental Protection as a Prerequisite for Respect for Fundamental Rights’ convened by the European Economic and Social Committee on 17 September 2021. Anna Triponel | 17 September 2021 Thank you for the opportunity today to join such an important, and timely, discussion. My name … Continue reading Enforcing environmental and human rights in the EU: the golden opportunity of the EU Sustainable Corporate Governance Initiative

Business, human rights and the climate crisis: what’s expected of business

Anna Triponel | 30 June 2021 Today, I had the pleasure of sharing a panel with Stephanie Venuti (OECD) and Thomas Voland (Clifford Chance), convened by Catie Shavin from the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI) as part of GBI’s ‘Business, human rights and the climate crisis’ conference. We had a much-needed discussion and a … Continue reading Business, human rights and the climate crisis: what’s expected of business

Business transformation: the vision of a holistic approach to environmental and human rights risks

Anna Triponel | 17 June 2021 This article captures remarks delivered by Anna Triponel at the ‘Strategies to Align Human Rights and the Environment Series’ organised by the The New York City Bar Association (NYCBA) that took place on June 17th 2021. Thank you Viren. And a special thanks to The New York City Bar … Continue reading Business transformation: the vision of a holistic approach to environmental and human rights risks

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