Human Rights
Business and Human Rights: Finding the Common Ground between Purpose and Profits

Business and Human Rights: Finding the Common Ground between Purpose and Profits

In today’s society, despite major advances that have taken place in regard to Human Rights, there’s still a huge gap between businesses and communities.  Indeed, local communities and companies are living in two separate realities: local communities don’t understand the purpose of the companies that are (physically) close to them, and companies – often with […]

From Corporate Social Responsability to Shared Value: How Respecting Human Rights is Actually Sound Business Investment

From Corporate Social Responsability to Shared Value: How Respecting Human Rights is Actually Sound Business Investment

At this year’s European Development Days (EDD) in Brussels, a session was held on “Business and Human Rights: from principles to practice, two innovative tools for compliance and reporting”. While the concept of Human Rights has been discussed, debated and even globally institutionalised over the past few decades, it is only recently that we have […]

How can businesses integrate Human Rights into their strategy so as to create shared value for the community at large?

How can businesses integrate Human Rights into their strategy so as to create shared value for the community at large?

First, this is not something that can be done in 5 seconds. This is a process.  And, you have, I think, many different options.  The first step is to refrain from abuse, which is sometimes the easiest thing: not to pollute, not to kill, not to hurt people…  But the second step is more active; […]