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Beware bribery and corruption in Brexit’s new world

The work of Transparency International suggests British businesses need to be careful when looking beyond Europe<p>As Britain bids farewell to the single market, plenty of businesses are looking further afield for export opportunities.<p>Some are jumping aboard the trade missions organised by Liam Fox’s …

Corruption

Four reasons why corruption matters

Over $1 trillion is stolen from the world's poorest countries every year, threatening security, health and democracy.<p>More than a trillion dollars are stolen from the world's poorest countries every year, which is such a vast sum that it is hard to visualise.<p>That amount of money would get you Apple, …

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How Bombardier's 'success fees' gave the transport giant an inside track to deals around the world

Canadian transport giant Bombardier has won hundreds of millions in international contracts to supply transit systems across the world. But a year-long Globe and Mail investigation spanning four continents reveals a pattern of middlemen, 'success fee' payments — and allegations of corruption. Mark …

Corruption

Three simple ETF portfolios for DIY investors

In investing, simplicity has its advantages. That's what makes exchange-traded funds so attractive for the do-it-yourself investor; they provide instant diversification at low cost to a retirement savings portfolio.<p>The idea is not to beat the market, but rather to <i>be</i> the market. Because most …

Investing

Using a Human Rights Lens to Strengthen Your Anti-Corruption Compliance Program

<i>Today’s guest blog is by Sarah Altschuller. Sarah is an attorney in the Corporate Social Responsibility practice at Foley Hoag LLP, where she is the</i> …

Modern slavery in the UK is inflicting misery under our noses every day

Exploitation of the vulnerable is rampant in Britain, from nail bars and car washes to building sites, hotels, restaurants and farms<p>A new global report on slavery has estimated there are more than 40 million people trapped in slavery worldwide. Many of us will have rarely thought about the immense …

Slavery

Social performance – a new professional discipline

It is vital for mining companies to understand ‘social performance’ and how it affects their business<p>Extractive industries are mostly unwelcome in …

Canada must develop a national plan on responsible business and human rights

<i>Michael Torrance is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in Toronto with expertise in global human rights law and governance.</i><p>Canada is lacking a coherent policy approach to address business and human rights as well as the risks of modern slavery in corporate supply chains. Closing this gap should be …

Foreign Farmworkers in Canada Fear Deportation if They Complain

SUMMERLAND, British Columbia — Desperate to provide for his family, Hilario Mendoza leapt at the chance to leave Mexico to pick cherries on a farm in British Columbia.<p>But bad weather left him so idle that he often worked just three hours a day — far less than the 40 hours a week he said he had been …

Immigration

The Ben & Jerry’s of Medieval Times

“Social responsibility” seems like a recent trend, but businesses have been practicing it for more than half a millennium.<p>Profits and public-mindedness are often at odds. A business’s aim is to make money, and most of the time, concerns about social good are secondary at best, frequently touted for …

How mining could be a boon for African women

In northeastern Congo, unequal pay and cultural taboos have kept women from sharing in the country's mineral wealth. Activists are trying to change that, and Canada's 'feminist' foreign aid policy has a part to play, Geoffrey York reports<p>Standing barefoot in a swampy pond, Bibicha Sanao sloshes the …

Our democracy is broken, debased and distrusted – but there are ways to fix it

Trump and Brexit are responses to a political system that’s imploding. But could a radical redesign wrest it from the liars?<p>Debased and de-based: that’s the condition of our political systems. Corrupted, they no longer fulfil their democratic potential. They have also lost their base: the …

Political Science

What You Need to Know About the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

On March 21, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (“CHRB”) released the methodology that it will use to rank 100 companies on their human rights …

Human Rights

now open for applicants!

ISHR is calling for applications for its flagship Human Rights Defenders Advocacy Program in 2017 - the extensive training programme for human rights …

ADB's new evaluation chief: 'Accountability is our surname'

The Asian Development Bank recently named Marvin Taylor-Dormond as the new director-general of its Independent Evaluation Department — a major …

ISO 37001 Is A Complete Yawner

Last week the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released ISO 37001 anti-bribery management systems – requirements with guidance …

Sentencing Guidelines

What Clinton needs to learn about trade deals: Wells

Help is at hand.<p>Someone should direct Clinton’s team to a white paper entitled <i>The New Rules of the Road: A Progressive Approach to Globalization</i>, …

Corporate social responsibility can save Japan

Japan’s manufacturers have been having a difficult time. Pressured to cut costs due to increasingly sophisticated competition elsewhere in Asia and …

A toolkit for inclusive capitalism

<i>As the boundary of financial relevance expands and policymakers reach for new solutions, they must incentivise behaviour that builds long-term value</i> …

Online Consultation | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

<b>THE CORPORATE HUMAN RIGHTS BENCHMARK</b><p><b>Public Consultation</b><p>Deadline for Comments: <b>2nd October 2015</b><p>The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) is seeking …

Will the EU propose the most far-reaching reporting standards yet?

The European parliament is set to call for binding lifecycle reporting on virtually every product we buy<p>One of the European commission’s more controversial decisions under president Jean-Claude Juncker’s Better Regulation initiative was to scrap the European Union’s circular economy package last …

Sustainability

Girokonto oder Kreditkarte? Die Finanzprodukte im Vergleich

Kredite gehören zu einem ausgefüllten Leben, denn viele Wünsche lassen sich einfach mit einem Kredit realisieren. Kredite sind im Moment sehr günstig …

Economy At The Edge

<b>Humanity stands at the edge of</b> a crumbling cliff. Half of the world’s wealth is owned by one percent of the population—the 80 richest individuals …

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M&S Stakeholder Transparency Study Highlights: Corporate Transparency Defined

We recently had the opportunity to conduct a stakeholder study on transparency for the Plan A team at Marks & Spencer (M&S). Combining an online …

Enter the Chief Stretch Officer

As my body hit the icy Norwegian water, my brain instantly switched into survival mode. It was late May and I was out on a small island with several …

What’s in it for me?

It’s the driving question that consumers ask themselves every day. With the proliferation of choice more apparent than ever, consumers must be asking …

Selling

Top Tip - Increasing your CSR / Sustainability Budget

If you want to increase the influence of Sustainability / CSR in your organisation, you need to increase your budget. Here’s my Top Tips (25 of them) …

Measuring Socio-Economic Impact

I recently attended another of Business Fights Poverty’s fine events: Linking Socio-Economic Impact and Business Strategy. It was a great event, and …