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Enhancing Community Engagement in Kenya’s Extractives Sector

Enhancing Community Engagement in Kenya’s Extractives Sector

The Institute for Human Rights and Business is convening a two-day Nairobi Process forum on ‘Enhancing Community Engagement in Kenya’s Extractives Sector' on February 10-11 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Workshop: Human Rights Due Diligence in the Oil and Gas Sector

Workshop: Human Rights Due Diligence in the Oil and Gas Sector

The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights and the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) are pleased to invite you to attend a workshop on ‘Human Rights Due Diligence in the Oil and Gas Sector’ on February 5, 2015.

2014-2015 Review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

2014-2015 Review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

IHRB has submitted a response to the public consultation process on the review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. The broad aim of the review is to assess whether “the Principles are fit for purpose in the 21st Century”...

UK Government announces support for Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

UK Government announces support for Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

The UK Government has today announced that it will be supporting the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, the first wide-scale project to rank companies on their human rights performance.

Launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

Launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

Public launch of the first wide-scale business and human rights benchmarking project

Human Rights Dimensions of a Green and Inclusive Financial System

Human Rights Dimensions of a Green and Inclusive Financial System

A Discussion to assist the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, Co-convened by the Institute for Human Rights and Business and the United Nations Environment Programme.

IHRB contributes to Sida Development Talk on ICT: Threats and Opportunities for Human Rights

IHRB contributes to Sida Development Talk on ICT: Threats and Opportunities for Human Rights

Lucy Purdon, IHRB's ICT Project Manager, was invited by the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida) on November 14th to participate in a day of discussion in Stockholm on the synergies between ICT and human rights.

Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business Begins Field Research for ICT SWIA

Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business Begins Field Research for ICT SWIA

The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) has completed initial scoping and research in preparation for the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Sector-Wide Impact Assessment (SWIA).

Tackling Dilemmas and Dangers in the Digital Realm - Wilton Park Conference Report Now Available

Tackling Dilemmas and Dangers in the Digital Realm - Wilton Park Conference Report Now Available

This roundtable meeting discussed ways in which to ensure safety and security, and protect privacy in the digital realm, particularly with regard to state responses to threats and dangers.

IHRB welcomes new research fellow

IHRB welcomes new research fellow

We are delighted to welcome Priyanka Motaparthy as an IHRB Research Fellow, focusing on migrant worker rights. Priyanka’s work focuses on human rights abuses faced by migrant workers, particularly in the Middle East.

Policy, Law, Contracts, and Sustainable Investments Colloquium

Policy, Law, Contracts, and Sustainable Investments Colloquium

The Institute for Human Rights and Business and Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment are co-convening a Colloquium on Policy, Law, Contracts, and Sustainable Investments.

IHRB Board Member Margot Wallström appointed as Sweden’s Foreign Minister

IHRB Board Member Margot Wallström appointed as Sweden’s Foreign Minister

All of us at IHRB warmly congratulate our Board member Margot Wallström on being appointed as the new Foreign Minister of Sweden.

IHRB begins research on next Digital Dangers case study analysing network disconnection in Pakistan

IHRB begins research on next Digital Dangers case study analysing network disconnection in Pakistan

The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) will produce a study on the social and economic impacts of mobile and internet network shutdown

IHRB appoints new staff members

IHRB appoints new staff members

The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) is delighted to welcome three new colleagues to its team dedicated to making respect for human rights part of mainstream business practices around the world.

John Morrison’s new book - The Social License: How to Keep Your Organization Legitimate

John Morrison’s new book - The Social License: How to Keep Your Organization Legitimate

The Institute for Human Rights and Business and Palgrave MacMillan (the publisher) are co-organising a London launch and panel discussion on John Morrison's new book "The Social License" on 29 September 2014.

Privacy, Security and Surveillance: Tackling Dilemmas and Dangers in the Digital Realm

Privacy, Security and Surveillance: Tackling Dilemmas and Dangers in the Digital Realm

This roundtable meeting will discuss ways in which to ensure safety and security, and protect privacy in the digital realm, particularly with regard to state responses to threats and dangers.

Caux Round Table - Japan

Caux Round Table - Japan

IHRB participating in Caux Roundtable Japan conference on implementing the UN Guiding Principles | 4-5 September 2014

Business and Human Rights: Opportunities for Leadership in Africa - 5 August 2014

Business and Human Rights: Opportunities for Leadership in Africa - 5 August 2014

Join us for a discussion to move forward a robust business and human rights agenda in Africa. Business and human rights issues should be at the forefront of the investment and development agenda anywhere, including Africa.

Business & Human Rights at the UN: Information on latest Human Rights Council resolutions

Business & Human Rights at the UN: Information on latest Human Rights Council resolutions

At its 26th session in June 2014, the UN Human Rights Council took the unprecedented step of adopting two resolutions on business and human rights.

Submission to OHCHR on the Study: Corporate Liability for Gross Human Rights Abuses

Submission to OHCHR on the Study: Corporate Liability for Gross Human Rights Abuses

The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) welcomes the opportunity to offer comments to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in response to the request for submissions regarding the paper, Corporate Liability for Gross Human Right

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