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Brexit Shows 'Corporate Responsibility' Can No Longer Be A Niche Discussion Amongst The 'Experts'

IHRB's Chief Executive John Morrison reflects on the implications of the UK Brexit vote for responsible business, and what's needed to ensure the agenda isn't swept away amidst the turmoil.

See also: IHRB's submission to the UK Parliament's business and human rights inquiry.

Launch of the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment
Coalition Commits to Making Human Rights Central to Mega-Sporting Events
The Coca-Cola Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HP Inc., IKEA and Unilever have joined with IHRB, ICCR, IOM and Verité  to drive positive change in the way that migrant workers are recruited. The Leadership Group's aim is bold - the total eradication of fees being charged to workers to secure employment. Find out more: 
The ILO, IOE, ITUC and OHCHR have issued a joint statement announcing a diverse coalition of stakeholders that have committed to making human rights central to the planning, delivery and legacy of mega-sporting events (MSE). Find out more about who's in the coalition, its aims and plans:

Joint Statement | Speech to UN Human Rights Council | Video of Panel at OECD Forum (Day 2 Room 2) | Interview on ABC NewsRadio
In Search of Policy Coherence: Aligning OECD Infrastructure Advice with Sustainable Development
IHRB's latest major report, commissioned by the Heinrich Boll Foundation, reviews key submissions by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to the G20 on infrastructure investment to determine whether the OECD's advice is coherent with sustainable development policies.  
See also: Commentary by the authors 
OECD National Contact Points and the Construction Sector | read now

Forced Labour Briefing | read now

Recruitment Fees Briefing | read now
UK Joint Human Rights Committee Inquiry into Business & Human Rights | read now

Definition of Recruitment Fees for US Public Procurement | read now

Lessons Learned in Building Better National Action Plans on Business & Human Rights | read now

IBA Draft Guidance for Business Lawyers on Human Rights | read now
Commentaries & Podcasts
The UN Guiding Principles Five Years On
On the 5th anniversary of the endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights, IHRB reflects through a series of podcasts and commentaries:
Podcast with IHRB's Char, Prof. John Ruggie | Views from IHRB's partners in Myanmar, Colombia and Kenya | Conversations with experts from India, Bangladesh and Bosnia-Herzegovina | Reflections from anniversary roundtable discussion
Latest Commentaries
Latest Podcasts
How Companies can use their Leverage to Protect Migrant Domestic Workers | read now

Responsible Recruitment and Tackling Forced Labour | read now 

Forthcoming Guidance on Respecting LGBTI Rights | read now

Central Banks and Human Rights - Signs of alignment | read now
Parmesh Shahani on Equality in the Workplace and the LGBTI Movement | listen now

OECD’s Kathryn Dovey on National Contact Points | listen now

Harvard’s Michael Sandel on Business, Ethics and Morality | listen now

KPMG’s Richard Boele on the Role of Corporate Advisors | listen now
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