Guest contributor Felicitas Weber, Project Lead for KnowTheChain at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre shares why supply transparency makes business sense. According to the ILO an estimated 24.9 million people are victims of forced labour today, 16 million of whom are employed by the private sector. The sheer scale of this exploitation hasContinue reading The business benefits of radical supply chain transparency
As consumers and individuals, we have the right to know the source of the things we buy or the uniforms we wear. For many of us, the trust we have in a retailer, brand or employer might be sufficient to stop us from asking too many questions and leave us free to go on livingContinue reading Radical transparency in the supply chain? Monthly Briefing, February 2019
Corporate Citizenship, the global consultancy specialising in sustainability and responsible business, are pleased to announce that Dr Jeremy Osborn has joined as Regional Director, UK and EMEA. Jeremy joins from EY, the global professional services firm, where as Head of Client Services for EY’s Beacon Institute he helped convene an international community of CEOs toContinue reading Corporate Citizenship welcomes new Regional Director for UK and EMEA
The growing movement on business and human rights is hard to miss. We’ve come a long way since 2010, when the voluntary UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) ended years of international stalemate about the responsibility of corporates on human rights. Since then, we’ve moved into territories unheard of just a fewContinue reading The rising tide of regulations on business & human rights: Could Asia be next?
Our view on what matters. Tech companies appointing Chief Ethics Officers Negative news stories around the poor behaviour of tech giants such as Deliveroo means that the tech sector is facing a crisis of trust. Will a proliferation of new executive roles, such as Salesforce’s first Chief Ethical and Humane Use Officer, be sufficientContinue reading Ethics in Tech: Our view on what matters
Our view on what matters. Tech companies appointing Chief Ethics Officers Negative news stories around the poor behaviour of tech giants such as Deliveroo means that the tech sector is facing a crisis of trust. Will a proliferation of new executive roles, such as Salesforce’s first Chief Ethical and Humane Use Officer, be sufficientContinue reading Ethics in Tech: A business-wide challenge
The free and open web faces real challenges. More than half the world’s population still can’t get online. For the other half, the web’s benefits come with too many risks: to our privacy, our democracy, our rights. Web Foundation Founder and web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee explains why he’s launching a new global campaign “ContractContinue reading #ForTheWeb
Ethics in tech remains a massive global topic, with every business now arguably a technology company. The challenge is how companies can benefit from technologies such as Big Data, AI and blockchain and apply them ethically to maximise their positive value for society? “Have you tried switching it off and on again?” – so goesContinue reading Ethics in tech: Monthly Briefing, January 2019