Category John Ruggie

Stories of Resistance

I had an interesting evening at Amnesty International on Monday, attending a panel event hosted by the London Mining Network.  Having recently attended a handful of events which have focused on telling the corporate side of the story, it was a welcome contrast to hear from local activists about the impacts of mining activity on their communities. […]

New EU Study Released

The European Commission has just released a fascinating study analyzing a sample of EU companies to determine whether they have made any public reference to the core international standards related to CSR. I encourage anyone with an interest in business and human rights to read the results, which are succinct, clear, and sometimes surprising. For […]

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 […]