The Low-Down on Guiding Businesses and Investors Mitigating Human Rights Risks
The International Bill of Human Rights states all humans have inalienable civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights. It effectively covers every country and person, regardless of nationality, race, gender, or economic status. Over the past half-century, the debate has been intense over the role business can and should play to uphold human rights for all. The universal endorsement in 2011 of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) by governments resolved this fundamental question, advancing discussions as to how business may support the practical definition and activation of human rights. Acquiring a sound understanding of human rights issues across industries may be complex and requires specific boardroom and field engagement.
This briefing paper offers an overview of human rights risks by industry, to initiate the complicated business of assessing material issues likely at play for key industrial sectors.
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