Extinction Rebellion, climate change

23 December, 2019

2019: The year in governance

It’s that time we when we look back on 2019 and try to make sense of it all, impose some meaning and shape on the issues as they unfolded throughout the past 12 months. One thing we won’t do, h...
Nowegian flag, Norway human rights

6 December, 2019

Norway pushes for mandatory human rights due diligence

Norway has become the latest country to push for mandatory human rights due diligence, with large companies having to check their supply chains and face new reporting obligations on their actions to p...
Tory manifesto, Labour manifesto, Lib Dem manifesto, general election

25 November, 2019

Conservatives focus on executive pay and audit reform

Executive pay will be in the crosshairs of a new Tory government, should Boris Johnson be elected as prime minister, according to
Norwegian oil rig

15 November, 2019

Norges Bank excludes G4S from portfolio over human rights concerns

Boardrooms were delivered a blunt reminder this week that human rights cannot be ignored. Norges Bank, the $1,...
UN flag

21 October, 2019

UN treaty renews focus on the role of business in human rights

In recent week officials, diplomats and academics gathered at the United Nations in Geneva to debate the details of
human rights, modern slavery, supply chains

17 July, 2019

Human rights due diligence push ‘could turn boards into legal departments’

It’s become a commonplace approach among lawmakers and regulators: if you want to enforce new rules, get big companies to do it for you among their suppliers. And so it is with human rights due dili...
human rights, modern slavery, supply chains

20 November, 2017

Campaigners call on EU to back mandatory human rights due diligence

A major campaign group has called on Brussels to make mandatory human rights due diligence for corporates part of European Union company law. The European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) mak...