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Accountability as part of Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: Three Key Considerations for Business
In the context of the European debate on mandatory human rights due diligence, we explore what well-designed mandatory measures could look like, with a focus on the role of accountability – or consequences – for meeting a new legal standard of conduct. We set out three key considerations that we believe businesses that are committed to meeting their responsibility to respect human rights should keep in mind.
This map illustrates the state of play of mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence initiatives, legislation and movements, across different countries in Europe. It is based on this resource by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, and was last updated in July, 2020.
Keynote Address by John Ruggie at the Conference ‘Business & Human Rights: Towards a Common Agenda for Action’
These remarks were originally delivered by Professor John Ruggie at the Conference ‘Business & Human Rights: Towards a Common Agenda for Action’, on December 2, 2019. The Conference was co-organized by Shift and the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU. Many thanks to the government of Finland for convening this timely and important conference. […]
This panel was moderated by our Vice President, Rachel Davis. The panelists were: Nina Norjama, Director of Social Responsibility at UPM Salla Saastamoinen, Director for Civil and Commercial Justice at DG Just Filip Gregor, Head of Responsible Companies Section at Frank Bold Virginie Mahin, Global Social Sustainability and Human Rights Lead at Mondelez