Branson at Davos: business must respect human rights – ‘where society thrives, so does business’

Branson at Davos: business must respect human rights – ‘where society thrives, so does business’ - Jan 23 2014

Richard Branson is well known for making money. As he has said, he has enough to last him a lifetime. Perhaps that gives him the luxury of preaching to the unconverted when in comes to human rights, some might say. Nevertheless, he remains a recognisable global entrepreneur, famous for making good ideas successful. So when […]

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Myanmar – Nov 2013: Global Diligence and GRET undertook an evaluation mission on Responsible Business Conduct

Myanmar – Nov 2013: Global Diligence and GRET undertook an evaluation mission on Responsible Business Conduct - Jan 16 2014

Global Diligence and GRET conducted a scoping mission on behalf of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs aimed at assessing the needs of the Burnese civil society on Corporate Accountability issues. The mission delegates met with the French Ambassador, several representatives of international and national NGOs, trade unions, business associations and foreign investors. The mission […]

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Myanmar – Oct 2013 – Global Diligence and GRET organised Daw Khine Khine Nwe’s (RUMFCCI) official visit in France

Myanmar – Oct 2013 – Global Diligence and GRET organised Daw Khine Khine Nwe’s (RUMFCCI) official visit in France - Jan 16 2014

Daw Khine Khine Nwe heads the CSR Unit of the Republic of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RUMFCCI). She is also a member of the Myanmar Investment Commission. Daw Khine Khine Nwe participated in the World Forum in Lille and met with representatives of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, […]

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Birmanie : L’ouverture de ce pays d’Asie du Sud-Est est un succès. Les investisseurs affluent pour profiter des opportunités. Entre les patrons des grands conglomérats et les ONG, les investisseurs empruntent une voie étroite.

Birmanie : L’ouverture de ce pays d’Asie du Sud-Est est un succès. Les investisseurs affluent pour profiter des opportunités. Entre les patrons des grands conglomérats et les ONG, les investisseurs empruntent une voie étroite. - Sep 02 2013

Yangon, nouvel eldorado? En quelques mois, le centre économique du Myanmar (l’ex-Birmanie) est devenu un aimant pour investisseurs en quête de nouveaux horizons. Représentants de multinationales, entrepreneurs et avocats d’affaires affluent dans les lobbies des hôtels de luxe de la ville. «Il est rare d’avoir un marché de 60 millions de consommateurs, presque vierge, à […]

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Industry-Specific Guides on the Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles for Employment and Recruitment, ICT, and Oil and Gas Businesses: the Template for a More Practical Approach to Guidance for Companies?

Industry-Specific Guides on the Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles for Employment and Recruitment, ICT, and Oil and Gas Businesses: the Template for a More Practical Approach to Guidance for Companies? - Jul 11 2013

In June 2013, the European Commission published three sector-specific guides for businesses implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, written by Shift and the Institute for Human Rights and Business. These guides cover the oil and gas industry, the ICT industry and the employment and recruitment industry. However, they acknowledge that there […]

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Global Diligence LLP provides feedback to SHIFT/Mazars discussion paper on Reporting & Assurance Standards on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Global Diligence LLP provides feedback to SHIFT/Mazars discussion paper on Reporting & Assurance Standards on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights - Jul 04 2013

1. Global Diligence LLP – our interest in the project As a legal and advisory firm operating in the business and human rights sector, we are committed to the widespread dissemination of and compliance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). We believe that all companies will one day be […]

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Global Diligence LLP participates in the Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, Paris, 26-27 June 2013

Global Diligence LLP participates in the Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, Paris, 26-27 June 2013 - Jul 01 2013

Global Diligence LLP’s partners participated at the inaugural Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, held at the OECD conference centre in Paris last week on the 26-27 June. Over 500 delegates from the private and public sector came to debate the emerging principles and standards relating to the social risks of commercial operations. The parameters of […]

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Investment opportunities in Burma/Myanmar and the corporate responsibility to respect human rights: what does the immediate future hold?

Investment opportunities in Burma/Myanmar and the corporate responsibility to respect human rights: what does the immediate future hold? - May 03 2013

Over recent weeks, the EU lifted the last of its trade, economic and individual sanctions against Myanmar. This follows similar steps taken by the United States in 2012. The World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the UNDP have all recently commenced local projects in the country. Such political events potentially open up the final, […]

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The Kiobel ruling: big business wins the battle but not the war – and how all companies will be under increasing scrutiny in the future

The Kiobel ruling: big business wins the battle but not the war – and how all companies will be under increasing scrutiny in the future - Apr 19 2013

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of the United States issued their long-awaited opinion in the case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum brought under the U.S. Alien Tort Statute (‘ATS’). The Court’s nine justices unanimously dismissed the case, striking a decisive blow against Mrs Kiobel and her fellow Nigerian petitioners in their quest to […]

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Barrick Gold to Suspend Construction on Pascua-Lama Mine

Barrick Gold to Suspend Construction on Pascua-Lama Mine - Apr 14 2013

Toronto-based Barrick Gold announced late last week that it was suspending construction work on their mine straddling the Chile-Argentina border, following an injunction imposed by a Chilean appeals court upholding the claims of indigenous communities in the area. Barrick’s press release stated that it was ‘working to address environmental and other regulatory requirements to the […]

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