The Way Ahead for a UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights

February 28, 2019

We still have a very limited understanding of the impacts businesses have on human rights worldwide. It has been just over a month since the Brumadinho dam, operated by the Brazilian minerals form Vale, collapsed, killing at least 171 people, with a further 141 still missing. In the wake of what...

When Business Meets Human Rights

December 05, 2017

Most companies are still coming to grips with what their corporate responsibilities mean in practice when it comes to human rights. As November drew to a close, the Palais des Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva, prepared to shake off the seasonal gloom by welcoming once again the UN Forum...

Taking the Overseas Blinders Off Corporate Governance

October 17, 2017

Above-board corporate behavior in the UK does not guarantee ethical conduct elsewhere. In its annual Good Governance report, the Institute of Directors (IoD) assesses the United Kingdom’s largest listed companies against indicators that include board effectiveness, audit and risk...

Water Inc.

December 10, 2014

The commodification of water supplies around the world reflects a growing trend of the privatization of natural resources. Coca-Cola’s iconic red and white logo is one of the world’s most recognizable brands. Its signature beverage, for which the company is named, is the world’s most...