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…

Menschenrechte. Unternehmen. Zukunft: Menschenrechtliche Sorgfaltspflicht im Unternehmenskontext

Content: Artikel zu menschenrechtlicher Sorgfalt für den Verband Entwicklungspolitik Niedersachsen e.V. (VEN) Year: October 2019 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,…

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:…

Human Rights & Finance: What clients want, regulators expect, and investors should consider

Content: This paper sets out the regulatory aspects linked to human rights in investments by financial service entities, including latest legal development and expectations for various stakeholders. It finally provides practical recommendations on how to integrate human rights into the investment decision-making process aligned with the UNGPs.  Year: February 2019 Language: EN Keywords: Sustainable Finance, Green Finance, Responsible Investment, ESG, UN…

NAP-Standard Check: Erfüllt Ihr Unternehmen den NAP?

Content: Broschüre zum „NAP-Standards-Check“ – Tool, mit dem Sie ermitteln können, ob Sie die Anforderungen des Nationalen Aktionsplans für Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte (NAP) der Bundesregierung erfüllen. Year: February 2019 Language: DE Keywords: Nationaler Aktionsplan Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte (NAP), UN Leitprinzipien für Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), human rights…

Umweltdialog Magazin- Achtung! Warum Unternehmen Menschenrechte beachten müssen

Content: Beitrag im Umweltdialog Magazin: Wozu dient die menschenrechtliche Risikoanalyse? Year: Oktober 2018 Language: DE Keywords: Menschenrechtliche Risikoanalyse, UN Leitprinzipien für Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), CSR-Richtlinien- Umsetzungsgesetz (CSR-RUG). Abstract: Ob in der Textilindustrie, im Rohstoffsektor oder in der Lebensmittelbranche – die Schattenseiten der globalen Wertschöpfungsketten – wie…

WWF Bericht 2019

Content: Untersuchung der menschenrechtlichen Sorgfaltsprozesse beim WWF Deutschland Year: April 2019 Language: DE Keywords: Nationaler Aktionsplan Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte (NAP), UN Leitprinzipien für Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), Naturschutz, human rights due diligence, menschenrechtliche Sorgfalt, Sozialstandards, Risikomanagement. Abstract: Naturschutzprojekte stehen oftmals nicht…