In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, emerging technology like contact tracing apps has arisen as a key tool to track the spread of the virus and protect public health. Faced with a growing risk of governments using these technologies to violate human rights and exacerbate conflict, tech companies have a responsibility to address the impacts of their products, including collectively through multi-stakeholder initiatives and individually through strong policies and oversight mechanisms (JustPeace Labs)

Week of 24 August 2020 In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, emerging technology like contact tracing apps has arisen as a key tool to track the spread of the virus and protect public health. Faced with a growing risk of governments using these technologies to violate human rights and exacerbate conflict, tech companies have … Continue reading In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, emerging technology like contact tracing apps has arisen as a key tool to track the spread of the virus and protect public health. Faced with a growing risk of governments using these technologies to violate human rights and exacerbate conflict, tech companies have a responsibility to address the impacts of their products, including collectively through multi-stakeholder initiatives and individually through strong policies and oversight mechanisms (JustPeace Labs)

As risk managers, insurers and investors, the insurance industry plays an important role in promoting economic, social and environmental sustainability. Insurance companies can manage ESG risks in their business by taking 8 steps: (1) developing an ESG approach; (2) establishing an ESG risk appetite; (3) integrating ESG issues throughout the organisation; (4) establishing clear roles and responsibilities for ESG issues; (5) escalating ESG risks to decision-makers; (6) detecting and analysing ESG risks; (7) making strategic decisions on ESG risks; and (8) tracking and reporting publicly on ESG risks (UNEP-FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative)

Week of 24 August 2020 As risk managers, insurers and investors, the insurance industry plays an important role in promoting economic, social and environmental sustainability. Insurance companies can manage ESG risks in their business by taking 8 steps: (1) developing an ESG approach; (2) establishing an ESG risk appetite; (3) integrating ESG issues throughout the … Continue reading As risk managers, insurers and investors, the insurance industry plays an important role in promoting economic, social and environmental sustainability. Insurance companies can manage ESG risks in their business by taking 8 steps: (1) developing an ESG approach; (2) establishing an ESG risk appetite; (3) integrating ESG issues throughout the organisation; (4) establishing clear roles and responsibilities for ESG issues; (5) escalating ESG risks to decision-makers; (6) detecting and analysing ESG risks; (7) making strategic decisions on ESG risks; and (8) tracking and reporting publicly on ESG risks (UNEP-FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative)

The UK Government is seeking public comment on a proposal to implement due diligence legislation requiring companies to root out commodity-driven deforestation from their supply chains. The proposal builds on recent UK commitments to halt climate change and aid the growth of climate-resilient agriculture in developing countries, and echoes regulations being considered by the EU, Germany and others to implement mandatory due diligence (UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Week of 24 August 2020 The UK Government is seeking public comment on a proposal to implement due diligence legislation requiring companies to root out commodity-driven deforestation from their supply chains. The proposal builds on recent UK commitments to halt climate change and aid the growth of climate-resilient agriculture in developing countries, and echoes regulations … Continue reading The UK Government is seeking public comment on a proposal to implement due diligence legislation requiring companies to root out commodity-driven deforestation from their supply chains. The proposal builds on recent UK commitments to halt climate change and aid the growth of climate-resilient agriculture in developing countries, and echoes regulations being considered by the EU, Germany and others to implement mandatory due diligence (UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)