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A Tribute to John Ruggie

Anna Triponel | 24 September 2021 Over the past week, we have mourned John Ruggie’s death, and learned more about his contributions as a political scientist, to the business and human rights world and to the world at large. John has touched millions of lives through his work, and his legacy will live on. As a recently-graduated lawyer, … Continue reading A Tribute to John Ruggie

The climate crisis, migration and modern slavery collide to create a perfect storm – solutions must be cross-cutting and holistic

Week of 20 September 2021 The climate crisis, migration and modern slavery collide to create a perfect storm – solutions must be cross-cutting and holistic Our key takeaway: The inescapable reality of climate change-induced migration is driving millions of people into situations of economic vulnerability and increasing their risks of modern slavery. Solutions to these … Continue reading The climate crisis, migration and modern slavery collide to create a perfect storm – solutions must be cross-cutting and holistic

A risk-based due diligence approach could be the vehicle to support companies in recognising the interdependence between climate change, social issues and human rights.

Week of 20 September 2021 A risk-based due diligence approach could be the vehicle to support companies in recognising the interdependence between climate change, social issues and human rights Our key takeaway: Companies are still treating climate and human rights as separate issues—despite fundamental interlinkages—and their risk management approaches reflect this. A risk-based due diligence … Continue reading A risk-based due diligence approach could be the vehicle to support companies in recognising the interdependence between climate change, social issues and human rights.

Meaningful stakeholder engagement and collaboration critical to helping companies address and alleviate inequality

Week of 20 September 2021 Meaningful stakeholder engagement and collaboration critical to helping companies address and alleviate inequality Our key takeaway: Meaningful stakeholder engagement and collaboration is the foundation to enabling business leaders to step up for social justice and equity within the communities and societies with which they engage.The World Economic Forum, Business for … Continue reading Meaningful stakeholder engagement and collaboration critical to helping companies address and alleviate inequality

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

A company can be charged with complicity in crimes against humanity for human rights abuses committed abroad

Week of 13 September 2021 A company can be charged with complicity in crimes against humanity for human rights abuses committed abroad Our key takeaway: What happens in conflict zones does not stay in conflict zones. A company can be charged with complicity in crimes against humanity for human rights abuses committed abroad – even … Continue reading A company can be charged with complicity in crimes against humanity for human rights abuses committed abroad

Growing calls for a framework for the legal recognition of the Rights of Nature at the EU

Week of 13 September 2021 Growing calls for a framework for the legal recognition of the Rights of Nature at the EU Our key takeaway: There are growing calls for a framework for the legal recognition of the Rights of Nature at the EU, which in turn would enable an improved relationship between human beings … Continue reading Growing calls for a framework for the legal recognition of the Rights of Nature at the EU

2020 saw yet another an increase in murders of human rights and environmental defenders

Week of 13 September 2021 2020 saw yet another an increase in murders of human rights and environmental defenders Our key takeaway: 2020 was the worst year on record for human rights and environmental defenders, with at least 227 people killed for defending their homes, land and livelihoods, and the ecosystems vital for biodiversity and … Continue reading 2020 saw yet another an increase in murders of human rights and environmental defenders

What will it take to make the EU Social Taxonomy work for both people and planet?

Week of 6 September 2021 What will it take to make the EU Social Taxonomy work for both people and planet? Our key takeaway: The EU Social Taxonomy has the opportunity to define global standards for investors on both environmental and social sustainability, but doing this effectively requires an approach grounded in human rights principles … Continue reading What will it take to make the EU Social Taxonomy work for both people and planet?

Is human rights due diligence about process, or about outcomes?

Week of 6 September 2021 Is human rights due diligence about process, or about outcomes? Our key takeaway: As we seek to design effective due diligence laws, we can’t lose sight of what human rights due diligence is intended to achieve: improved outcomes for people in practice.As discussions regarding how to legislate human rights due … Continue reading Is human rights due diligence about process, or about outcomes?