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Research into the Facilities Management Sector Launched

The UK Modern Slavery Act has increased the focus in the UK on the conditions of workers in both direct and extended supply chains. Facilities management is a growing sector within the UK and globally, but more awareness is needed of the ways in which companies in the sector can positively and...more

21 March 2017.

The First Wide-Scale Publicly Available Benchmark on Corporate Human Rights Performance

The first-ever public ranking of corporate human rights performance launched today, seeking to incentivise companies in a race to the top for the moral and commercial advantages of a strong human rights record.

BHP Billiton, Marks & Spencer Group, Rio Tinto, Nestle, Adidas and Unilever are among...more

13 March 2017.

Olympic Host City Contracts to Explicitly Include Human Rights Protections

The International Olympic Committee announced today that as of 2024 new host city contracts will for the first time include explicit human rights protections. The new contracts make specific reference to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which outline the human...more

28 February 2017.

Prof. John Ruggie Comments on the Thun Group of Banks

Harvard Professor and IHRB Chair John Ruggie has produced a discussion paper on the implications of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights in a corporate investment and banking context.

An exerpt is provided below, with the full discussion paper available on Harvard Kennedy School's...more

22 February 2017.

MCRB Asks Stakeholders to Complete Survey

The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) is asking stakeholders to complete a short survey.  The aim of the 15 minute survey is to help the Centre to improve its efforts to encourage more responsible business practices in Myanmar.

The survey covers attitudes to MCRB's strategy,...more

03 February 2017.

Business Leaders Advising Trump Urged to Reject Travel Ban, Promote Human Rights

IHRB, the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), and over 60 other human rights groups and responsible investors including faith-based organizations today sent a letter to the 19 current and former CEOs comprising US...more

01 February 2017.

11 White Papers Published on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights

Today, the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform) publishes the Sporting Chance White Papers, a series of 11 white papers that present the latest thinking, practice, and debate in relation to key human rights issues involved in the planning, construction, delivery, and legacy...more

31 January 2017.

Launch of the Responsible Recruitment Gateway

Today, IHRB and the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment launch the Responsible Recruitment Gateway at www.employerpays.org.

The Responsible Recruitment Gateway is home to the Employer Pays Principle increasingly being adopted by companies across sectors and around the world.

The...more

10 January 2017.

IHRB at the Global Forum on Migration and Development

The ninth Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Summit will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh from December 8th-12th 2016. The GFMD is a United Nations Member States Initiative to explore and address the challenges and opportunities relating to migration and its impacts on development. The...more

30 November 2016.

Update on the Corporate Human Rights Benchark - November 2016

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) is happy to announce that the results of the CHRB Pilot Benchmark 2016 will be published on the 13th March 2017.

The 2016 Pilot Benchmark will rank the top 100 companies in the agricultural products, apparel, and extractive industries using a rigorous...more

21 November 2016.

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