On 16th June 2016, the Joint Committee on Human Rights in the UK Parliament announced an inquiry into human rights and business in the UK. The Inquiry is being undertaken in order to consider progress by the Government in implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights through...more
20 July 2016.
Mega sporting events have the potential to help catalyze greater respect for human rights and international labour standards. The efforts of public and private actors involved in the delivery of these events contribute to a range of benefits including new jobs, improved infrastructure such as...more
20 June 2016.
On June 16th 2011, the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The Guiding Principles were unprecedented on many levels, including by reaffirming and clarifying state duties to protect against abuses involving business and by...more
16 June 2016.
A coalition of over 80 investors, with $4.8 trillion in assets under management, has pledged support for the creation of the world’s first wide-scale benchmark on companies’ human rights policies, processes and practices, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB).
The investors included in the...more
14 June 2016.
The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), an initiative driven by Aviva Investors, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Calvert Investments, Eiris, IHRB and VBDO to create the world's first wide-scale benchmark on corporate human rights performance.
As the CHRB approaches the release of the...more
16 May 2016.
MCRB will examine approximately 100 large Myanmar companies drawing on the list of top 1,000 income and commercial tax payers published by the Internal Revenue Department (IRD) and scoring each company on the basis of the 35 questions. This research is inspired by Transparency International’s TRAC...more
06 May 2016.
The Coca-Cola Company, HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IKEA and Unilever today in London launched a new collaboration, the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment, focused on promoting ethical recruitment and combating the exploitation of migrant workers in global supply chains across...more
04 May 2016.
IHRB is delighted to welcome Susan Morgan as an Research Fellow focusing on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.
Susan has twenty years’ experience working in both the public and private sectors. For the last fifteen years she has worked with or in the technology sector. Now...more
16 March 2016.
The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) and IHRB have forged closer ties, signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the extractives sector and human rights.
The SMI is a leading research centre committed to improving the social performance of the...more
14 March 2016.
IHRB's Senior Advisor Scott Jerbi has been awarded the 2016 David Davies of Llandinam (Dinam) Research Fellowship in the International Relations Department of the London School of Economics.
As the 2016 Dinam Research Fellow, Scott will study the role of public-private partnerships as a central...more
17 February 2016.