Mapping global business opinions on human rights

by Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group and the URG team Blog, Blog, Contemporary and emerging human rights issues

The UN Human Rights Council endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011. Though an important milestone, the debate continues on the scope, content, and legal status of companies’ responsibility to respect human rights asserted in those Principles. To gain closer insights into this debate, between 2014 and 2015, the Universal Rights Group, together with partners including …

The road from principles to practice: Today’s challenges for business in respecting human rights

by the URG team Contemporary and emerging human rights issues, Policy reports

The road from principles to practice: Today’s challenges for business in respecting human rights

This policy report, prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), analyses levels of respect for human rights among businesses around the world. The policy report contains the final results of a global survey of nearly 900 CEOs, designed to understand their views, perceptions, strategies and actions in the area of human rights. The survey and the resulting EIU report aim to understand …

URG announces new Economist Intelligence Unit global survey on corporate respect for human rights

by the URG team Press

13th October 2014, Geneva An alliance of organisations, of which the Universal Rights Group is part, has commissioned The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to carry out a global programme of research to build understanding of business awareness, commitment and progress regarding human rights. As part of the research, the EIU will survey over 750 businesses (including major multinationals and SMEs) …