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…