307, 2017

Uncovering the Signet Group: How Responsible Really is their Jewellery?

By |July 3rd, 2017|Business and human rights, CSR|0 Comments

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Written by Emily Foyle – intern, CLT envirolaw

On the 7th of June David Bouffard of the Signet Group held a webinar entitled “From Mine to Marriage: How Companies are Ensuring Responsible Jewellery”, alongside Dorothee Gizenga of the Diamond Development Initiative International and Joel Makower of the GreenBiz Group. In this, they highlighted the many ways […]

209, 2016

CAN CHILD LABOUR EVER BE JUSTIFIED? By Vic Manzano, CLT envirolaw

By |September 2nd, 2016|CSR, Legal Compliance, Modern Day Slavery, Publications, supply chains|0 Comments

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Child labour is not a rare occurrence.  It is rife within supply chains. Some businesses are doing all they can to eradicate child labour from their supply chains, some are unaware it could even be a problem whilst others are resistant in addressing the issue.

When we speak about child labour we are not talking about […]

2206, 2016

EU Referendum Vote: Impact of a leave decision on the environment: guest blog

By |June 22nd, 2016|CSR, Sustainability|0 Comments

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EU Referendum Vote: Impact of a leave decision on the environment.

Yusuf Abdi: Law Undergraduate Birkbeck College, University of London

30/05/16

The referendum vote on whether to stay within or leave the EU is upon us. You can be forgiven for losing interest in anything remotely political, since the purveyors of politics are an often unconscientious and deceitful […]

107, 2015

What do the changes to ISO14001 mean for business?

By |July 1st, 2015|CSR, Legal Compliance, Sustainability Strategies|0 Comments

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Today is about as hot as it usually is in the Highveld of South Africa. In my case the difference between having a garden office here and one in Johannesburg is the absence of a pool!

Next week I will be returning to Gauteng, to speak at a breakfast briefing with Catherine Warburton at her offices […]

2206, 2015

Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence – some Insights from ‘Business and the Bar’

By |June 22nd, 2015|CSR, human rights due diligence, Legal Compliance, supply chains|0 Comments

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My alarm clock went off – 4h30 am. What am I doing?  (!) was my immediate reaction, as I got up sluggishly. I was getting ready to get to the airport to catch a flight to Geneva. The International Bar Association was hosting a ‘Business and the Bar’ (drinks were on offer at the end […]

710, 2014

Reporting sustainability in your annual report

By |October 7th, 2014|CSR, ESG, Sustainability Reporting, Uk Companies Act|2 Comments

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Written by Richard Hollins

This is the first in a series of posts that will help you explain your company’s sustainability approach in your annual report. This post considers the basics – why sustainability reporting is important and the areas of the strategic report where you should reflect your sustainability practices. Future posts will look in […]

1706, 2014

What do we mean by systemic change when talking about sustainability?

By |June 17th, 2014|CSR, Sustainability|1 Comment

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Monday last week I attended the Crowd’s forum on ‘System revolutionaries’ chaired by Jonathan Porrit . It was a fascinating evening held at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. The debate centred on what is meant by ‘ system change ’ and whether responsibility should be allocated to governments and business on a 50/50 […]

1604, 2014

Business and Human Rights – A pirate’s life for companies?

By |April 16th, 2014|CSR, ESG, human rights due diligence, supply chains, Trafficking|0 Comments

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As we have mentioned on a few occasions, in October 2013 the UK became the first country, followed by the Netherlands, to develop an action plan for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“UNGP”). I recently attended an event held at Clifford Chance LLP in which the speakers considered […]