The top ten business and human rights issues as we head into 2019

The respected Institute for Human Rights and Business has put together what it sees as the top ten business and human rights issues as we head into 2019. Here’s the list, and their website, with a series of guest posts from credible writers, explains the issues one by one.

  1. Eliminating Discrimination Within Workplace and Across Wider Society
  2. Ensuring Dignity While Building Infrastructure
  3. Defending Rights Holders Challenging Power
  4. Upholding Rights in the Face of Massive Investments in Emerging Economies
  5. Safeguarding Rights of Workers on the Move
  6. Measuring Performance to Move Shareholders
  7. Promoting Rights Through Sport
  8. Forging Remedy in Post-Conflict Scenarios
  9. Harnessing Technology to Respect Rights Across Trade and Transport Chains
  10. Embedding International Standards in New Democracies

Join IHRB’s John Morrison and many others to discuss many of the issues above here at our annual conference later in 2019 in London, hosted by Freshfields:

2ND – 3RD APRIL 2019 – LONDON
How business can tackle modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking

Building on the themes of recent IF meetings in London, Washington DC, and New York this multi-stakeholder conference will provide focused discussion on how individual businesses and governments can tackle modern slavery in their supply chains and operations.

In the wake of emerging legislation across a range of countries, this conference will assess the impacts on international business operations. The two days will provide business delegates with the practical tools and in-depth guidance to proactively mitigate risk and effectively respond to discovered cases of slavery.

Details here: https://innovationforum.co.uk/conferences/modern-slavery-uk

And here’s the U.S. version taking place on April 30-1 May 2019 in New York, again with Freshfields. Link here: https://innovationforum.co.uk/conferences/modern-slavery-forced-labour-and-human-trafficking

Companies and organisations confirmed to be involved include Nestle, Mars, Co-Op, Danone, Total, Orange, Skanska, JLL, PepsiCo, Google, Coca-Cola, General Electric, Barrick Gold and many many more, including all the key implementation and campaigning NGOs.