“To stop deforestation, uphold land rights”

Week of 31 January 2022 “To stop deforestation, uphold land rights” Our key takeaway: The proposed EU deforestation regulation will fail if policymakers do not consider the crucial role that indigenous peoples and other communities with customary land tenure play in stopping destruction of forests. The law must hold companies to account for adverse human … Continue reading “To stop deforestation, uphold land rights”

Due diligence-based legislation could speed glacial progress on modern slavery

Week of 31 January 2022 Due diligence-based legislation could speed glacial progress on modern slavery Our key takeaway: The global prevalence of forced labour shows that modern slavery acts and voluntary initiatives are not working to combat exploitation in supply chains. It’s time for emerging legislation, based in human rights due diligence, to pick up … Continue reading Due diligence-based legislation could speed glacial progress on modern slavery

Are you ready for the new normal on corporate responsibility? Hint: it looks a lot like legislated human rights and environmental due diligence

Week of 31 January 2022 Are you ready for the new normal on corporate responsibility? Hint: it looks a lot like legislated human rights and environmental due diligence Our key takeaway: 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the UN’s endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, sparking a reckoning across sectors … Continue reading Are you ready for the new normal on corporate responsibility? Hint: it looks a lot like legislated human rights and environmental due diligence