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Strengthening the role of SMEs in promoting human rights

Strengthening the role of SMEs in promoting human rights SMEs in the business and human rights landscape The business and human rights agenda has been steadily gaining traction. Yet, much of the focus has remained on the role of larger corporations and MNCs. Globally, legislative initiatives aimed at strengthening human rights due diligence and reportingContinue reading “Strengthening the role of SMEs in promoting human rights”

How investors and capital markets are about to transform corporate approaches to responsible sourcing

How investors and capital markets are about to transform corporate approaches to responsible sourcing The views expressed in this article are the author’s considered opinion. The rules for doing business have changed: without visibility there is no accountability, says Stephen Whyte, Managing Director, QADEX. Only those most adaptable to change will survive. Darwin’s view, takenContinue reading “How investors and capital markets are about to transform corporate approaches to responsible sourcing”

Navigating the evolving legal and regulatory landscape on business and human rights: A look at the proposed EU mandatory human rights due diligence legislation

Navigating the evolving legal and regulatory landscape on business and human rights: A look at the proposed EU mandatory human rights due diligence legislation What is the proposed EU human rights due diligence law? In April 2020, the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, announced that the European Commission plans to introduce legislation requiring EUContinue reading “Navigating the evolving legal and regulatory landscape on business and human rights: A look at the proposed EU mandatory human rights due diligence legislation”

Conscious consumerism?: How consumers are shaping the business commitment to human rights

Conscious consumerism?: How consumers are shaping the business commitment to human rights  As consumers, we would likely be appalled to discover that many of the goods which we purchase – from our smartphones to our favourite t-shirt to the cup of coffee that we enjoy every morning – were in fact produced under modern slavery.Continue reading “Conscious consumerism?: How consumers are shaping the business commitment to human rights”

Eliminating slavery and improving working conditions in global supply chains: A webinar with WBCSD, slavefreetrade and Thomson Reuters Foundation

Eliminating slavery and improving working conditions in global supply chains: A webinar with WBCSD, slavefreetrade and Thomson Reuters Foundation On July 23, slavefreetrade’s CEO, Brian Iselin, participated in a webinar ‘Eliminating slavery and improving working conditions in global supply chains‘, hosted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), alongside Charlotte Davis, Inclusive EconomiesContinue reading “Eliminating slavery and improving working conditions in global supply chains: A webinar with WBCSD, slavefreetrade and Thomson Reuters Foundation”