The S-211 Canadian law aims to combat forced and child labor in the supply chains. Extra financial reporting on Forced and child labour prevention.
We at Ksapa are regularly asked by our clients across industries and markets why we always include environmental considerations into our human right projects. This linkage yet seems to require a bit of explanation. Here’s an attempt.
the European directive on corporate sustainability due diligence is gradually moving towards its official adoption. It has reached a new stage this Tuesday, April 25, 2023 with the adoption of the text by the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament (JURI). The text was adopted with 19 for, 3 against and 3 abstentions. As a reminder, the CSDD aims to impose on companies the exercise of due diligence with regard to potential or actual negative impacts on human rights, the environment and good governance in their operations and business relations
Last week, the UN General Assembly, in response to a series of requests from Pacific countries that are directly affected by climate change upheaval, adopted a resolution requesting the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to provide an advisory opinion on States’ obligations concerning Climate Change.
If there is one report on climate change that you need to review, it is this one. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the synthesis report under its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on 20 March 2023. The report summarises the state of knowledge of climate change, its widespread impacts and risks, and climate change mitigation and adaptation, based on the peer-reviewed scientific, technical and socio-economic literature since the publication of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) in 2014 and the 2018 IPPC report. The next one will be in 2030…
CS3D, Deforestation, Social Taxonomy, Forced Labor, MACF… The year 2023 is rich in legislative developments carried by the European Union. Review of these developments that impact European companies but also companies located outside the EU doing business with the EU by Ksapa teams.
Green Taxonomy, SFDR, benchmarks regulation, green bonds… Since 2018 and the introduction of its Sustainable Finance Plan, the EU has adopted several acts aimed at its practical implementation, as well as their articulation with schemes governing economic assets such as CSRD, CS3D or MACF. Here is a quick explanation.
This article highlights how human rights have become an integral part of the discussion amongst policymakers and business leaders and how 2023 is a turning point.
Many factors are driving businesses towards implementing human rights policies and holding them accountable by making such commitments public. These developments will not be without litigation and financial and reputational consequences.
Let’s start the year 2023 with optimism; because 2022 has finally delivered its share of good surprises, and we should appreciate the glass half full rather than criticize the glass half empty.