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Human rights policy commitments – is it possible to develop a 'bad' statement?

Anna Triponel | 3 February 2020 Yes, it is. While we often say that respecting human rights is a journey, and that each company will have its own unique path depending on its human rights risk profile, it is possible for a company to develop a 'bad' human rights policy commitment. I've worked on too … Continue reading Human rights policy commitments – is it possible to develop a 'bad' statement?

The Second Phase of Hermes Parcelnet’s Social Compliance Model

1 February 2020 In September 2016, Hermes Parcelnet adopted its Code of Conduct (the Code). The Code formed the cornerstone of the company’s Social Compliance Model which was comprised of a number of features. These included a governance structure to underpin the embedding of the Code, revisions to business processes as well as a grievance … Continue reading The Second Phase of Hermes Parcelnet’s Social Compliance Model

The 2019 UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights – What Did I Miss?

Anna Triponel | 19 December 2019 Every November since the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) were endorsed, governments, companies, investors, community groups, civil society, trade unions, law firms, national human rights institutions and academia come together at the UN in Geneva to discuss business and human rights. We discuss the state … Continue reading The 2019 UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights – What Did I Miss?

Legislation, defenders and the climate: three vital considerations for companies this Human Rights Day

Anna Triponel | 10 December 2019 This article was first published on Medium here. Today is Human Rights Day. This is the day on which we celebrate the perennial values of equality, justice and human dignity, and reflect on how far we’ve come since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed by the United … Continue reading Legislation, defenders and the climate: three vital considerations for companies this Human Rights Day

When soft law is not so soft: The rapid legalisation of business and human rights

Anna Triponel | 14 October 2019 I was recently invited by Andrea Saldarriaga – founder of Sila Advisory and business and human rights lecturer – to be a guest speaker at her business and human rights course at the Paris Sciences Po School of Management and Innovation. The topic of my intervention was business and … Continue reading When soft law is not so soft: The rapid legalisation of business and human rights

Genocide, Business, and Human Rights: The complexity of Myanmar and what investors and companies need to do about it

9 August 2019 | Anna Triponel and Daniel J. Fullerton This commentary was first posted on the website of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre here.   The United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFM)’s released its report this week stating that the Myanmar military’s far-reaching economic and business interests strengthen its … Continue reading Genocide, Business, and Human Rights: The complexity of Myanmar and what investors and companies need to do about it

Words and actions: why you cannot draft the Modern Slavery Statement alone

Thomson Reuters' video with Anna Triponel is available here. Overview This video outlines the scale and context of modern slavery, and the intention of international modern slavery legislation. It also offers advice for in-house lawyers on how you could approach tackling the issue for your organisation. Video chapters: How modern slavery occurs. The scale of … Continue reading Words and actions: why you cannot draft the Modern Slavery Statement alone

Thinking beyond M&A litigation risks: quasi-judicial mechanisms and human rights

Anna Triponel | 12 June 2019 This article was first published on Thomson Reuter's Practical Law In-House Blog here. M&A lawyers are well aware of the importance of assessing the possibility of litigation when their companies (or clients in the case of external lawyers) are acquiring new companies. No company likes to get sued, and … Continue reading Thinking beyond M&A litigation risks: quasi-judicial mechanisms and human rights

Why Prioritizing Human Rights Creates Ethical Businesses

This article was originally posted on the ACC Docket here. 24 May 2019 | Anna Triponel Photo: Anna Triponel, business and human rights advisor at Triponel Consulting, speaking at the ACC Europe Annual Conference 2019 On May 13, 2019, I spoke at the ACC Europe Annual Conference 2019 in Edinburgh on “Human Rights and the In-house Lawyer: … Continue reading Why Prioritizing Human Rights Creates Ethical Businesses

Human Rights and M&A: It’s no longer about the ‘why’; it’s now about the ‘how’

Anna Triponel | 14 May 2019 This article is available here on the website of Thomson Reuters Practical Law, and a short summary without the examples is available here.  This article elaborates on reflections I shared in March 2019 with the company members of the German UN Global Compact Network on the latest developments in … Continue reading Human Rights and M&A: It’s no longer about the ‘why’; it’s now about the ‘how’