Category Retail and Consumer Products

@hrw @hrwfilmfestival 2017 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

It’s my favourite time of year! I love the Human Rights Watch Film Festival – a chance to learn about the impressive human rights activists working in corners of the globe I might never have the opportunity to visit, all through the wonderful medium of film. Going to the movies on my own has long been one […]

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 […]

OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct #OECDrbc

I’ve just returned from Paris, where I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct hosted by the OECD. Conferences offer a great opportunity to assess the state of play of business and human rights, and this one showed that the momentum around implementation of the OECD Guidelines on Multinational […]

Which industries are embracing the responsibility to respect human rights?

Businesses in every industry have a responsibility to respect human rights. However, certain sectors face more pressing challenges than others, and in an effort to focus on these areas John Ruggie (acting in his capacity as the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises) submitted […]