A United Nations expert body has called on States and business enterprises to address the heightened risk of vulnerability, discrimination and marginalization of groups and communities whose human rights are affected by business activities across the world.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need for more businesses to join the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative with 6,000 companies in 135 countries.
There has never been a more critical time to address business and human rights, the United Nations Human Rights Council was told today as it began its 11th session in Geneva with a discussion on how to make companies rights-friendly.
Fifteen leading legal firms from around the world will participate in a United Nations-led effort to assess how well national corporate law principles and practices foster a company culture that is respectful of human rights.
Governments of the Group of Eight (G8) countries need to take urgent action on the emerging global crisis in water and sanitation, say business leaders from some of the world’s largest companies who have endorsed the United Nations Global Compact.
A dozen international companies announced concrete initiatives to apply business expertise to tackle poverty at an event hosted in London today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the British Government.