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When done responsibly, business can be a driving force for prosperity and inclusive economic development. Yet, far too often, companies in many different sectors harm people and planet in their operations or value chains. Referencing the widely-accepted UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human...
By Marwa Fatafta and Laura Okkonen, Access Now On January 24, 2022, the name Rana Ayyub, an Indian woman journalist and Washington Post columnist, started trending on Twitter. She had posted in solidarity with Yemen, calling out the Saudi-led coalition ravaging war on the country. Then the abuse...
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is leading to a rapid reappraisal of ESG risks by asset owners, including enhanced scrutiny of human rights and governance risks across portfolios, and a reaffirmed commitment to net zero targets. Investors and corporates are facing practical, legal and liquidity...
Businesses and shareholders in companies doing business with Russian counterparts are being encouraged by an investor alliance to review possible connections to humanitarian and human rights violations being committed by Russia’s military forces in Ukraine and to consider divesting if such links are...
EFAMA and Eurosif, along with non-profits including Finance Watch and ShareAction, have called on Members of the European Parliament to broaden the scope of EU corporate sustainability reporting legislation. Their letter to MEPs comes as various committees in the European Parliament will in the...