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?