Human rights defenders merit special attention in the upcoming EU sustainable corporate governance initiative

Week of 17 January 2022 Human rights defenders merit special attention in the upcoming EU sustainable corporate governance initiative Our key takeaway: Mary Lawlor, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders, highlights the central role human rights defenders play in a company’s human rights due diligence. There are a number of ways … Continue reading Human rights defenders merit special attention in the upcoming EU sustainable corporate governance initiative

Corruption and violation of fundamental freedoms and civil liberties are closely inter-twined

Week of 24 January 2022 Corruption and violation of fundamental freedoms and civil liberties are closely inter-twined Our key takeaway: The link is made. Countries that routinely violate fundamental freedoms and civil liberties are more corrupt, and in turn repression of civil rights leads to more corruption.  Nearly all of the murders of human rights … Continue reading Corruption and violation of fundamental freedoms and civil liberties are closely inter-twined

Can companies cure their dismal results on social performance?

Week of 24 January 2022 Can companies cure their dismal results on social performance? Our key takeaway: The World Benchmarking Alliance finds that the most influential 1,000 companies are performing poorly on human rights due diligence, decent work and ethical conduct. This seems like a half-empty glass, but WBA believes it should spur all of … Continue reading Can companies cure their dismal results on social performance?