Category Human Rights due diligence

Fifth Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

It’s that time of year again – the business and human rights community’s annual pilgrimage to the Palais des Nations in Geneva. What happens in those hallowed halls? Reports were launched, ideas were shared, and connections were made – but what meaningful progress can we speak about now, five years on from the adoption of […]

Reflections: Business and Human Rights Symposium @Eversheds @ioevoice

Last week I had the pleasure of attending an excellent symposium organised by the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the law firm Eversheds on business and human rights. I enjoy attending events like this, especially when they address such a broad range of topics, as it is a welcome chance to take stock of […]

Access to Justice

This week I attended a wonderful event at the Law Society organized by the CORE Coalition, the Business and Human Rights Resource Center, and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law. By this point in my London-based consulting career the names and faces are familiar; the business and human rights community is welcomingly compact […]

Making the case for human rights and business: more than just CSR

One of the key observations I’ve made while surveying the extractive companies listed on the Forbes Global 2000  is that the concepts of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and human rights tend to get conflated, if not totally confused. This is unsurprising insofar as my own business model is built around the fact that many companies are […]