Inedible – GMO business and human rights

By Theresa

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are hugely contested for a variety of reasons. This post briefly presents why so-called genetically engineering our food raises significant human rights issues.

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Three Reasons Why Human Rights Due Diligence Is Beneficial For Companies

By Theresa

When was the last time you – voluntarily – tried something new which looked complex to your mind and unpredictable in its consequences?  Usually, we overcome our doubts and fears once it is established that trying a new action will have benefits. This post presents three reasons why human rights due diligence is beneficial for companies. (more…)

A Very Short Introduction to… Human Rights Due Diligence

By Theresa

Human rights due diligence (HRDD for fans) is the core instrument to fulfil the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. This responsibility is stipulated in Pillar II of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). This post gives you a short introduction with some signposts for detailed information at the end.

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My Vision for Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights in Germany

By Theresa

If you want to surprise people working on business and human rights in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, the UK or the US, introduce them to the current state of business and human rights in Germany. Or, even better: show them the absence of human rights thinking in the mainstream German Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) dialogue. These encounters at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (UNBHR) in Geneva showed me that a post on this issue could interest some of our readers. I am a personal advocate of “you only gain the right to complain if you help solve the problem”. Consequently, this post presents you with my vision for corporate human rights responsibility in Germany.

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My Favourite Souvenir from Geneva: Networking at the fifth UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

By Theresa

My second visit to a UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (UNBHR) has again provided me with lots of food for thought. This post is dedicated, however, to my best souvenir from the 2016 Forum: great networking and valuable hints and advice. (more…)