Roughly 30% of Mondelez International Inc. shareholders voted in favor of a proposal on the company’s human rights policy in Russia and Ukraine, sending a clear signal to management that investors want the snack maker to provide more clarity on its business practices in the warring countries.
Anita Dorett, Director of the Investor Alliance for Human Rights, warns of the pitfalls of relying on social audits to address state-sponsored forced labour risks.
From a heightened focus on human rights considerations to responsible AI integration, the ESG sphere is witnessing dynamic transformations.
By Maya Nirula, Spring Fellow, Investor Alliance for Human Rights Last week marked a long-awaited milestone: On April 24 the EU Parliament approved the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, commonly referred to as the CSDDD, legislation that will require certain EU and non-EU companies...
Investors have taken action through engagement and exclusion but are being encouraged to double up efforts to increase transparency in the sector.
There was no shortage of disappointment and discourse from all sides during the recent negotiations on the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). Opinions were plentiful, diverse, passionate, and the gloves certainly came off in the final round.
In the latest episode of Corrs' Essential ESG podcast, Eloise O'Brien and special guest Dr Jonathan Kolieb (Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University) discuss responsible business conduct in the context of armed conflict.
The business case paradigm for human rights emphasizes a profit-based incentive for companies to respect human rights. Rights practitioners should be aware of this framework’s pitfalls.
The Investor Initiative on Human Rights Data will target big data and proxy houses to support just transition to a nature-positive and net-zero world.
Research finds negligible decline in state-imposed forced labour despite regulation, as Asia’s central position on issue draws eyes to Uyghur solar supply chain risk.