CSR - Is Government Still Needed?
14 June 2011
By John Morrison, Chief Executive, IHRB
IHRB's Executive Director John Morrison was asked to speak at the MVO Platform to give an overview of the challenges of human rights and business and the implementation of the forthcoming UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. He stresses the need of rules, and raises the question of whether mandatory due diligence will become a new trend. He started by saying:
"Ten years ago the UK was at the cutting edge of business and human rights. It's not any more. If you want to see what's new in business and human rights, don't go to London. A lot of this is happening elsewhere - the US is resurgent - but most of the interesting work in business and human rights is happening in the emerging economies: Brazil, India, South Africa, China."