November 17, 2018

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The Consumer Goods Forum and Fair Labor Association Call for Greater Collaboration to Tackle Forced Labour Issues in Palm Oil Industry

Posted: Nov 06, 2018 – 08:30 AM EST

PARIS, Nov. 06 /CSRwire/ - Malaysia and Indonesia are leading producers of palm oil, together accounting for 86 percent of global production and employing nearly 3.5 million workers, largely migrants from poorer neighbouring regions and countries. A new report from the Fair Labor...

HP and Girl Rising Celebrate International Day of the Girl with 12 Stories of Empowerment from Around the Globe

Posted: Oct 11, 2018 – 10:30 AM EST

News Highlights HP/Girl Rising Creative Challenge launched in March to honor story-driven works from individuals making their communities more gender-equitable. Entrants included over 880 stories from 110 countries. Among the honorees: Safe Kicks Initiative - Adolescent Girls Against Sexual Violence (Nigeria), Fear is...

Benevity Releases Annual Trend Data on Top Causes Supported by Companies and Their People

Posted: Sep 26, 2018 – 11:15 AM EST

CALGARY, Canada, Sep. 26 /CSRwire/ - Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced its annual trend data on the Top Ten Causes that have been supported by Benevity clients and their people this year to...

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Discovery Education Launch ‘Speak Truth To Power’ In School Initiative to Engage the Next Generation of Human Rights Defenders

Posted: Aug 22, 2018 – 10:56 AM EST

Silver Spring, Md., Aug. 22 /CSRwire/ - Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (RFK Human Rights) and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced Speak Truth To Power: Raising New Voices In Human Rights a...

Responsible Business Alliance Signs Agreement to Support Bali Process Efforts on Modern Slavery

Posted: Aug 06, 2018 – 08:30 AM EST

BALI, Indonesia and ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 06 /CSRwire/ - The Bali Process Government and Business Forum (Bali Process) Secretariat (Walk Free Foundation) and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to collaborate on anti-slavery efforts through the Bali...

Family Separation Policy Spurs Big Boost in Giving to Immigrants’ Rights Organizations on Benevity Platform

Posted: Jul 26, 2018 – 08:30 AM EST

CALGARY, Canada, Jul. 26 /CSRwire/ - Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced the Top Ten Causes that have received donations through its platform during the month of June 2018, with Islamic Relief Worldwide, Refugee...

Human Rights Risks From New Clean Tech – Complimentary Briefing

Posted: Jul 10, 2018 – 04:00 AM EST

LONDON, Jul. 10 /CSRwire/ - Global supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, leading to a growing risk of Human Rights abuses. These mounting complications mean that even businesses in sectors such as renewable energy producers and electric car manufacturers are facing questions around...

The Future We Want Depends on Innovative Policies, Responsible Business Conduct and People-Centred Technology

Posted: Jun 15, 2018 – 08:21 AM EST

SINGAPORE, Jun. 15 /CSRwire/ - ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has urged global business leaders to work together with the United Nations to build a future of work that is equitable and harnesses technology to enhance peoples lives, especially those who are trapped in...

Global Business Leaders Call for Accelerated Action Against Forced Labour and Unethical Recruitment

Posted: Jun 12, 2018 – 09:02 AM EST

PARIS and SINGAPORE, Jun. 12 /CSRwire/ - The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today called on businesses around the world to play their part in the fight to end all forms of forced labour. Issued during the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Business...

Alliance Manchester Business School Launches Groundbreaking Corporate Governance and Human Rights Programme

Posted: May 25, 2018 – 08:52 AM EST

• New Business and Human Rights programme will address issues of corporate governance, risk management, innovation and human rights. • Programme to be delivered by prominent experts in the field of business and human rights, including former UN advisors. • Alliance Manchester Business...

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