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Not so fast: Millennials press fashion brands for greater transparency

Rebecca Ley, (Oct 20, 2017)

Fashion Revolution and apps like Not My Style and Project Just are harnessing the power of socially aware consumers to press for better conditions for garment workers

New apps to keep tabs on the factory floor

Nadine Hawa, (Oct 20, 2017)

We look at the technology available to help fashion brands identify social and environmental risks deep in their supply chains

To end modern slavery, we first need to see the whole picture

Jacqueline Joudo Larsen and Michaelle De Cock, (Oct 13, 2017)

Jacqueline Joudo Larsen of Walk Free Foundation and the ILO's Michaelle De Cock describe how they pulled together the first definitive data set on the 40 million people enslaved in the global economy

Management spotlight Q&A – Markus Strangmueller, Siemens

Liam Dowd, (Sep 21, 2017)

As part of our management spotlight series our managing director Liam Dowd talks with Markus Strangmueller, VP of Sustainability – Business to Society at Siemens, on total impact reporting, non-financial reporting and future opportunities

Mars in strategic push to eradicate slavery from its entire value chain

Terry Slavin, (Sep 8, 2017)

The confectionary giant’s new Sustainable in a Generation plan includes a commitment to work with Verité on tackling human rights and sharing results with competitors

Human rights briefing: How Kemet went conflict-free mining tantalum in DRC

Diana Rojas, (Jul 27, 2017)

By setting up a closed supply chain in the village of Kisengo for this valuable component, the transistor company has turned a handsome profit and boosted development for the mining community

#SDG1: Mars leads push to lift 500 million farmers from extreme poverty

Terry Slavin, (Jul 12, 2017)

The food giant is working with Oxfam on a new collaborative research platform to tackle the endemic poverty that permeates FMCG supply chains

CEOs in push to restore American Dream

Diana Rojas, (Jun 26, 2017)

Companies are working in opposition to Trump’s attempts to limit refugees entering the US, but many feel they have to tread carefully

Refugee crisis: Firms going to heart of the problem in Jordan

Angeli Mehta, (Jun 26, 2017)

IKEA, DPDHL and Unilever are among the companies that are responding to the needs of refugees in camps bordering Syria

Join us in fight against slavery, says Co-op

Terry Slavin, (May 10, 2017)

As the UK’s biggest co-op group releases its first Modern Slavery Statement, group policy director Paul Gerrard challenges other companies to help former victims back to employment

Start a race to the top in your supply chain

Anonymous, (May 10, 2017)

Tim Mohin outlines three steps to ensure your suppliers toe the line on responsibility

Kenyan telcos ‘pressured to give up data'

Nadine Hawa, (Apr 27, 2017)

Kenya’s security and counter-terrorism agencies are pressuring mobile operators to gain access to customer data, then using that information to commit gross human rights abuses, according to a new report by UK-based human rights watchdog Privacy International

Barclays executive banks on blockchain

Mike Scott, (Apr 27, 2017)

Shona Tatchell wants to combine technology with new finance models to change how products are manufactured and shipped around the world with her Halotrade startup

Refusing to dance with dictators

Nadine Hawa, (Apr 27, 2017)

ICT firms that operate in repressive regimes have to find a balance that respects the human rights of users and fulfills their legal obligation to respond to authorities’ lawful demands

Sustainability no longer a luxury for premium brands

Mike Scott, (Mar 24, 2017)

Buying a Gucci bag or Louis Vuitton dress used to have snob value. Now well-heeled millennials increasingly want to know that they have social and environmental value too

Why it pays to go Dutch with suppliers

Andreas Rogal, (Feb 27, 2017)

The Netherlands and Germany are leading the way with multi-stakeholder covenants to tackle human rights in the garment and finance industries

NGO voices: The perfect storm that led to Human Rights at Sea

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 6, 2017)

David Hammond on how the charity he founded is engaging with businesses to end human rights abuse in the maritime supply chain

Sustainable business stands up to Trump

Terry Slavin, (Feb 3, 2017)

As an American Sustainable Business Council letter against the immigration ban attracts 140 signatures, companies say the new administration’s extreme policies have put them in a precarious position

NGO voices: Lessons from working with Unilever in Vietnam

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 12, 2017)

Oxfam’s Rachel Wilshaw reveals how doing a study of the company's labour standards was an eye-opener for both parties

‘Businesses can help Europe overcome the crisis of migrant and youth unemployment’

Terry Slavin, (Dec 22, 2016)

Hans Daems, new head of CSR Europe, says companies across Europe must collaborate with each other and society to meet the challenges that are feeding the populist backlash

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