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Blog Series: The Alchemy of Business & Human Rights

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 05.12.2017 | World
Aaron Marr Page

"Business & Human Rights" (BHR) is an international legal and political framework, arising from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...

The Alchemy of Business & Human Rights (Part V): The Culture of Change

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

This blog series has been examining the booming new field of Business & Human Rights (BHR), which has revolutionized how the world's leading multinational corporations are talking about and engaging with human rights.

The Alchemy of Business and Human Rights (Part IV): The Rules of the Game

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 05.12.2017 | World
Aaron Marr Page

This blog series has been examining the booming success of the newly-framed Business & Human Rights (BHR) field with an admiring but critical eye, pic...

The Alchemy of Business and Human Rights (Part III): The Missing Institution

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 05.11.2017 | World
Aaron Marr Page

In the previous blogs in this series, we looked at the unique underlying terms of the Business & Human Rights (BHR) field that have arguably led to it...

The Alchemy of Business & Human Rights (Part II): A Pendulum Swing?

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 03.29.2017 | World
Aaron Marr Page

In the previous blog in this series, we began looking at the alchemy of the new Business & Human Rights (BHR) field: the almost mystically successful ...

The Alchemy of "Business & Human Rights" (Part I): The BHR Boom Years

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 03.29.2017 | World
Aaron Marr Page

There is no begrudging the almost magical success of "Business & Human Rights" (BHR) -- the new name for the newly revamped field of human rights advocacy that has emerged over the last decade to, well, supplement (read: not replace) what used to go by "corporate accountability."

Who is in charge? A key question for human rights impact assessments

Damiano de Felice | Posted 02.24.2017 | Impact
Damiano de Felice

Co-authored by Sarah Zoen, Senior Advisor, Private Sector Department at Oxfam America. Photo by Rene Schwietzke (CC BY 2.0) Numerous companies, n...

4 Key Challenges When Measuring Business Respect for Human Rights

Damiano de Felice | Posted 12.03.2016 | Impact
Damiano de Felice

"Measuring" business and human rights has become so important that even the UN Working Group on business and human rights recently identified it as a priority for its mandate.

Why 'Laudato Si' Should be on the Reading List of Every CEO

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Upon reading the much anticipated Papal Encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si', I found myself immediately looking for ways to get it into the hands of the CEOs I know. As I see it, the Pope's messages for business leaders are as follows.

Women's Leadership Can Transform the Way We Do Business in a Climate-Constrained World

Mary Robinson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Mary Robinson

For the women who are in leading roles in business, I have a proposition to make. I want you to be champions of climate justice.

Pope Francis and the Social Responsibility of Corporations

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

The recent distraction about the purported "Marxist" beliefs of Pope Francis pronounced by people who have obviously not taken the time to read his recent exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium," (The Joy of the Gospel) is just that, a distraction.