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…

Menschenrechte. Unternehmen. Zukunft: Menschenrechtliche Sorgfaltspflicht im Unternehmenskontext

Content: Artikel zu menschenrechtlicher Sorgfalt für den Verband Entwicklungspolitik Niedersachsen e.V. (VEN) Year: January 2020 Language: DE Keywords: Menschenrechtliche Sorgfaltspflicht, Nationaler Aktionsplan Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte (NAP), UN Leitprinzipien für Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), human rights due diligence, Grundsatzerklärung, Policy, Code of Conduct, Menschenrechtliche Risikoanalyse, Abhilfemaßnahmen, Berichterstattung, Reporting, Beschwerdemechanismen, Grievance Mechanisms, NAP-Monitoring. Abstract: …

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…

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Addressing Challenges in Global Supply Chains 

Content: The paper addresses the various human rights related risks and challenges for companies resulting from ASM. It also provides a  practical guidance on how companies can address those issues in the framework of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Following, it lists various good practice examples and an short overview of initiatives that…

Focus on Human Rights

Content: Summary Report of the Human Rights Impact Assessment for ICANN Year: May 2019 Language: EN Keywords: Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA), The ICANN organization, United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), human rights due diligence, human rights performance, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).  Abstract:  ICANN is as a globally operating organization with the mission of helping…

WWF Report 2019

Content: Assessment of Human Rights Due Diligence Processes for WWF Germany Year: April 2019 Language: EN Keywords: National Actionplan (NAP), UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), wildlife conservation, human rights due diligence, risk management. Abstract: Conservation projects not only face security challenges with regard to organised…

The Brazilian Case: The need to strengthen due diligence processes when states seem to fall back

Content: This paper draws attention to the current human rights risks in Brazil and provide clear recommendations of action for businesses. It emphasises that businesses should strengthen their human rights due diligence. Year: April 2019 Language: EN Keywords: Brazil, Human Rights Due Diligence, Corporate Social Responsibility, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), Indigenous rights, Rainforest, Amazon, Bolsonaro. Abstract:…