Legalizing responsibility for human rights in global supply chains

Legalizing responsibility for human rights in global supply chains

The 2016 International Labor Conference has spurred a flurry of reports on supply chains. Many call for a new ILO treaty on Global Supply Chains. Justine argues that laws will help but more rigorous discussion is needed on how to attribute responsibility up and down the chain - starting from the top using their leverage to restructure contracts.

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The U.S. National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights should encourage higher standards for human rights

The U.S. National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights should encourage higher standards for human rights

As it finalizes its own National Action Plan, the United States is well poised to set a new standard for government action to advance efforts by businesses to respect human rights. The test will be whether the plan includes meaningful changes in US policies and practices.  

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Is German business seizing Merkel's challenge to see refugees as an “opportunity for tomorrow”?

Is German business seizing Merkel's challenge to see refugees as an “opportunity for tomorrow”?

In her New Year’s address, German chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to view the almost 1.1 million refugees that arrived in Germany in 2015 as an “opportunity for tomorrow.” The decisiveness and speed of some German businesses to set up integration programs for refugees can be regarded as an example for companies across Europe.

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Filling the governance gap: multi-stakeholder standard-setting -- The Board of Directors

Filling the governance gap: multi-stakeholder standard-setting -- The Board of Directors

Multi-stakeholder Initiatives (MSIs) have emerged to address governance gaps that result from transnational companies' (TNCs) operations in states that cannot, or will not, fulfill their obligations to protect the rights of their own citizens. MSI boards are tasked with working together to reach the goals of the MSI.

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Why human rights is a shared responsibility

Why human rights is a shared responsibility

Michael Posner and Marcela Manubens, Chairs of the WEF Global Council on Human Rights, propose Shared Responsibility, a new model to devise collective solutions and share the financial costs of addressing the most entrenched human rights problems in complex supply chains.

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Meet the Guest Speakers: Professor Posner's 2015 Global Markets, Human Rights and the Press Seminar

Professor Posner's fall MBA course explores the choices global businesses face in addressing human rights challenges in their core business operations. In teaching the course, he invites industry leaders to offer their unique perspective and experience in meeting these challenges and enhancing respect for human rights around the globe.

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