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‘We have to champion the issues people care about’

Terry Slavin, (Dec 15, 2016)

John Morrison, head of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), says companies and civil society have to come together as never before to show disaffected people the world over that globalisation works

WeeklyWatch: 16 December 2016

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 14, 2016)

Ikea’s sustainability, manufacturers call for energy strategy, recycling targets, Tillerson slammed, billionaires invest in green energy and EcoVadis expands

Analysis: Is modern slavery legislation up to the challenge?

Alex Newton, (Nov 18, 2016)

Alex Newton assesses the likely effectiveness of anti-human trafficking regulations in the US and UK

Brands slammed over Syrian refugees in Turkey's garment trade

Nadine Hawa, (Nov 18, 2016)

The BBC’s discovery of Syrian children working for an M&S supplier points to need for major changes to auditing

Electronics industry challenges others to adopt employer pays principle

Terry Slavin, (Nov 18, 2016)

Verité’s report on slavery in Malaysian supply chains prompted EICC to clamp down on recruitment fees. Now it is urging other sectors to follow

Collaboration ‘strongest weapon against slavery’

Maxine Perella, (Nov 17, 2016)

Ikea, John Lewis and The Body Shop are among the companies that are going beyond audits

Companies ‘doing barest minimum’ on reporting slavery

Katherine Sharp, (Nov 17, 2016)

Analyses of statements under the Modern Slavery Act show FTSE 100 boards failing to appreciate slavery risks in their supply chains

Modern slavery risks hit home for UK firms

Maxine Perella, (Nov 17, 2016)

With even John Lewis caught out by a sharp rise in forced labour in UK supply chains, there are fears firms will move more purchasing overseas to protect their brands

Human rights: The business case for backing civil rights defenders

Terry Slavin, (Nov 17, 2016)

A new report from Charities Aid Foundation argues that companies can - and should - be at the vanguard of protecting human rights

Comment: We can fight slavery with algorithms and ambition

Norman Pickavance, (Nov 16, 2016)

Norman Pickavance of Grant Thornton argues that companies need to join forces with society and use big data to eradicate this scourge

How Heineken got into hot water by helping Cambodian ‘beer promoters’

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 16, 2016)

Katinka C van Cranenburgh proposes a new business model based on the SDGs to help brands deal with the demands by activists

WeeklyWatch: 4th November 2016

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 2, 2016)

Not-so-clean energy, shipping cuts sulphur, Ecotricity issues bond, forest-fighting app, artisanal mining, teaching circular economy, Uber drivers’ victory, ethical investment dilemma, The Body Shop expands conservation

Nestlé, Unilever, Fedex and WBCSD on finding profit in social purpose

Terry Slavin, (Oct 31, 2016)

A recent Ethical Corporation webinar explored how companies can measure their social impact

WeeklyWatch: 28th October 2016

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 27, 2016)

Syrian refugees in supply chains, Heathrow expansion decision, climate A list, banks stockpile bitcoins, China tech firms back bike sharing, investor demand for ESG data, and better eyes on forests

Target Report Review: Target's year of hits and misses

Jana Holt, (Sep 22, 2016)

The US big-box retailer meets goals on US employee wellbeing but could do much better on human rights in the global supply chain

EthicsWatch: Africa – Lonmin ‘has failed to learn lessons of the Marikana massacre’

Nadine Hawa, (Sep 21, 2016)

Four years after 34 South African mine workers were shot dead while protesting living conditions, Amnesty International finds little has improved

EthicsWatch: Palm oil – FMCG firms continue boycott of IOI palm oil

April Streeter, (Sep 21, 2016)

Companies say more robust sanctions are needed to break the link with deforestation

PolicyWatch – September 2016

Stephen Gardner, (Sep 19, 2016)

Tracking conflict minerals, action on microbeads, Cuba's drive for renewables and Thai trafficker's 35-year sentence

Human Rights is top supply chain issue for companies

Liam Dowd, (Sep 2, 2016)

Nearly 50% of 533 corporate respondents surveyed stated Human Rights was the number one issue in the coming 12 months.

BrandWatch – August 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Aug 18, 2016)

Human rights in the Philippines, the power of ice cream, B Corp status for Bulb and Virgin's big carbon reduction