1011, 2015

Get out of jail free- when legal compliance is enough… or is it?

By |November 10th, 2015|human rights due diligence|0 Comments

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Get out of jail free – when legal compliance is enough… or is it? – a game of Monopoly (some insights from the Modern Day Slavery Act)
We have been running a series of Breakfast briefings in London and Brighton under our theme ‘taking business beyond compliance’ , featuring the Modern Slavery Act and the key […]

1809, 2015

Conflict Minerals and Human Rights in the Supply Chain

By |September 18th, 2015|human rights due diligence, Legal Compliance, Publications|0 Comments

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I remember watching a BBC Panorama programme on the abuse of human rights by Apple in the manufacturing of their products earlier this year. As I have grown accustomed to doing, I tweeted and posted about it on social media to highlight the atrocities. It’s ironic to think that we can’t do without our phones […]

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 […]

1012, 2014

How is ESG playing a role in investment and transaction decisions?

By |December 10th, 2014|ESG, human rights due diligence|0 Comments

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Last month I attended a breakfast conference looking at the influence of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance considerations) on M&A and private equity. The panel was varied and experienced and this certainly made for engaging discussion. In spite of the growing recognition that ESG is important for effective risk management, it was evident that some […]

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 […]

310, 2013

UK Government: CSR call for views: September 2013 question 2

By |October 3rd, 2013|human rights due diligence|0 Comments

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Question 2: Should Government encourage more sector-specific initiatives and, if so, how might it do that? Do different sectors need different levels of Government support and involvement?
CLT envirolaw response:

The principles of sound corporate social responsibility are not bound to sectors, however sector based case studies are useful for companies for comparability and where they might […]

1207, 2013

What does human rights due diligence mean for companies?

By |July 12th, 2013|human rights due diligence|0 Comments

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Companies often equate general due diligence with the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) processes. Until recently, and probably only still in larger companies, M&A teams and departments have not paid much attention to human rights.

This might be because there is also a lack of understanding on how to view activities through a human rights lens. Although […]

1107, 2013

What does human rights due diligence mean for companies?

By |July 11th, 2013|human rights due diligence|0 Comments

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What does human rights due diligence mean for companies?

Companies often equate general due diligence with the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) processes. Until recently, and probably only still in larger companies, M&A teams and departments have not paid much attention to human rights.

This might be because there is also a lack of understanding on how […]