Das Sorgfaltspflichtengesetz – Inhalt und Bedeutung

Inhalt: Internationaler Handel und die globale Geschäftstätigkeit deutscher und europäischer Unternehmen bieten große Chancen für die Schaffung von Arbeitsplätzen und Wohlstand entlang der Lieferketten. Gleichzeitig können durch diese Geschäftstätigkeiten auch erhebliche negative Auswirkungen für die Menschen und die Umwelt entlang dieser Lieferketten entstehen. Neben der Pflicht der Achtung, des Schutzes und der Einhaltung der Menschenrechte…

Business continuity during Covid-19 and beyond: Surviving the pandemic and flourishing in its wake

Content: This paper is looking into key factors that help to improve companies’ business resilience. It identifies trends in the reactions of businesses to cope with COVID-19 and summarizes viable solutions that contribute to positive continuity of business activities. Year: August 2020 Language: EN Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic, Business Resilience, Human Rights Due Diligence, Research, Sustainability, Supply Chain Management, Crises…

Are you complying with the EU Sustainability-Related Disclosures Regulation?

Content: A short overview on human rights due diligence requirements in the Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector and what financial market participants can do to comply with the regulation. Year: July 2020 Language: EN Keywords: Sustainability-Related Disclosure, Sustainable Finance, Human Rights Due Diligence, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), Financial…

Respecting Human Rights and the COVID-19 Outbreak: addressing the immediate challenges

Content: Guidelines for Businesses how to address the immediate human rights challenges that go paired with the COVID-19 Outbreak.  Year: April 2020 Language: EN Keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Responsible Business Conduct, Global Supply Chains, Human Rights Due Diligence, Transparency, Corporate Social Responsibility, Pandemic, Human Rights. Abstract: The COVID-19 outbreak has set an unprecedent global challenge, impacting people all over…

Time to wake up: Why a holistic approach is needed to tackle sustainability challenges in the coffee sector

Content: This paper provides an overview of the pressing human rights and sustainability challenges in the coffee sector. Year: January 2020 Language: EN Keywords: Coffee, Environmental Challenges, Bean Belt, Climate Change, Human Rights Challenges, human rights due diligence, Risk Analysis, Multistakeholder Iniviatives, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), Transparency. Abstract: This paper gives an overview of…

2019 Communication on Progress (CoP)

Content: Communication on Progress for the UN Global Compact 2019 Year: December 2019 Language: EN Keywords: UN Global Compact, labour standards, climate change, human rights, work-life balance, diversity at work, health and safety, environment, green energy, anti-corruption, UN Global Compact Principles, business and human rights, women empowerment, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), human rights due diligence,…

Sustainable Finance – Bringing the “S” into focus: The Equator Principles 4

Content: This paper sets out the proposed and adopted changes in the Equator Principles (“EPs”) after their fourth iteration with a specific focus on human rights. It addresses the human rights concerns articulated by civil society and how financiers can take the lead and “future-proof” their portfolios against social risk. Year: November 2019 Language: EN…