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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).

IHRB and Wilton Park convene experts on Tackling Dilemmas and Dangers in the Digital Realm

IHRB and Wilton Park convene experts on 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.

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

TUAC Roundtable: OECD Review of the Principles of Corporate Governance and the Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of SOEs

TUAC Roundtable: OECD Review of the Principles of Corporate Governance and the Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of SOEs

TUAC Roundtable "OECD Review of the Principles of Corporate Governance and the Guidelines on the Corporate Governance of SOEs -- What are the implications for the rights of stakeholders?""

Summary of ICRC and IHRB event at UK Foreign Office on business, violence and conflict: complex solutions for complex environments

Summary of ICRC and IHRB event at UK Foreign Office on business, violence and conflict: complex solutions for complex environments

Summary of ICRC and IHRB event at UK Foreign Office on business, violence and conflict: complex solutions for complex environments

Mary Robinson and John Ruggie call on FIFA to ensure human rights become fully integrated into the football governing body’s decision-making

Mary Robinson and John Ruggie call on FIFA to ensure human rights become fully integrated into the football governing body’s decision-making

In a letter to FIFA President Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, Mary Robinson and Prof. John Ruggie urge football’s governing body to fully integrate human rights considerations into its decision making.

Meeting Report: The OECD NCP system and the Finance Sector, with a focus on financing in the Extractive Sector

Meeting Report: The OECD NCP system and the Finance Sector, with a focus on financing in the Extractive Sector

On 28 March 2014, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) together with the UK NCP based in the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) brought together a range of OECD National Contact Points (NCPs), businesses within the finance an

12 Months Since Rana Plaza: Why Business Needs a Plan B

12 Months Since Rana Plaza: Why Business Needs a Plan B

IHRB was pleased to support the B Team on the 1st anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory disaster in calling for global collective action to protect human rights in the workplace regardless of financial cost.

IHRB Appoints Four New Board Members

IHRB Appoints Four New Board Members

The Institute's newest Board members – Srilatha Batliwala, Nayan Chanda, Deanna Kemp and Mark Taylor – and Senior Research Fellow, Meg Roggensack, bring decades of experience on issues relating to business and human rights.

Rights Con 2014: Privatised Enforcement and Corporate Censorship: The Future of Freedom of Expression

Rights Con 2014: Privatised Enforcement and Corporate Censorship: The Future of Freedom of Expression

How can companies ensure voluntary initiatives are effective, necessary and proportionate and avoid unintended consequences? What does a healthy intervention look like?

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