New publication released: Engaging Business on Human Rights

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

     18 March, 2015   New publication released: Engaging Business on Human Rights This new paper by csr Asia outlines some of the human rights risks that face businesses who operate global value chains and looks at the opportunities for responsible and inclusive business practices. It offers practical recommendations for how …

CORPORATIONS WILL HAVE TO ABIDE TO HUMAN RIGHTS

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

CORPORATIONS WILL HAVE TO ABIDE TO HUMAN RIGHTS Source: Treaty Alliance: http://www.treatymovement.com/ A resolution was adopted in the UN Human Rights Council on June 26 that will begin the process of elaborating an international legally binding instrument on business and human rights. Despite strong opposition from the EU and US, the …

CircleUp Launches ‘Circles,’ Diversified Funds for Consumer Goods Companies

Jay Owen Crowdfunding

Wednesday, May 7 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS CircleUp Launches Diversified Funds for Consumer Product Companies — CircleUp, an equity crowdfunding platform for consumer goods companies, announced last week the launch of diversified investment funds, which it calls ‘Circles.’ Circles come in two varieties: investor led and …

iisd: Earth Negotiations Bulletin

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Good News Agency: A culture of peace is emerging in all fields of human endeavour

Jay Owen Global Citizen

Good News Agency A culture of peace is emerging in all fields of human endeavour   Good News Agency carries positive and constructive news from all over the world relating to voluntary work, the work of the United Nations, non governmental organizations and institutions engaged in improving the quality of life …

CSR Asia Weekly: Unilever’s Supply Chains in Vietnam / Post-2015 development agenda

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

Vol. 9 Week 7 | 27 February 2013     HIGHLIGHT Real-time online training: Effective CSR Communications CSR Asia is hosting a live web training session on 11 April on effective CSR communications. The 2-hour training session will outline success factors that can increase companies’ visibility around CSR initiatives. Get practical tips …

Arms Bazaars Proliferate as U.N. Tries to Regulate Trade

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

      Arms Bazaars Proliferate as U.N. Tries to Regulate Trade   By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 2013 (IPS) – When a 20-year-old went on a deadly shooting spree killing 26 students and teachers in an elementary school in Connecticut last December, there was the inevitable outcry either for …

Information Technology Plays Critical Role in Achieving An Objective, Says Ban

Ethical Markets Wealth of Networks

New York, Sep 19 2011  2:05PM The United Nations must leverage the power of information and communications technology (ICT) to the fullest in its response to political, economic and environmental challenges and to improve the delivery of its services, says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Addressing a meeting at UN Headquarters on …

Polly Higgins – Lawyer for the Earth. Taking Ecocide to the ICC

Ethical Markets Trendspotting

Polly is on the course of making environmental destruction history – through law. While this idea may seem a hopeless dream to most, Polly’s proposition is already on its way to the International criminal court, adding to their list of … genocide, human rights abuses… and … the magical word: …

New GFI Report: International Crime a $650 Billion Business Built on Poverty and Corruption in Developing World

kristy Reforming Global Finance

From the publicaiton of Global Financial Integrity FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8th, 2011 Drug trade single largest component, followed by counterfeiting, finds new report from Global Financial Integrity WASHINGTON, DC – Illicit trade in “goods, guns, people, and natural resources” is a $650 billion enterprise, which most negatively impacts the …