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Organized by the public international law firm Volterra Fietta, this virtual seminar provides an opportunity to discuss how States, mining companies and other stakeholders can ensure that the path towards a greener, cleaner future is compliant with human rights standards.
- Complementing Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: Using Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives to Define Human Rights Standards
This commentary written by Dorothée Baumann-Pauly and Lilach Trabelsi focuses on Article 30 of the UNGPs, which refers to the role of industry, multi-stakeholder, and other collaborative initiatives that are based on respect for human rights-related standards in addressing human rights matters.
On April 29, our colleague Lilach Trabelsi speaks at Responsible Investor’s webinar and shares insights from our research on human rights in the finance industry.
For the third event of our series of online discussions organized in collaboration with the WBCSD and the ICC, we discuss how voluntary and mandatory human rights due diligence initiatives can work together to help businesses meet their responsibility to respect human rights.
The latest episode of TradeSplaining featuring Dorothée Baumann-Pauly is out!
This piece authored by Dorothée Baumann-Pauly and Serra Cremer Iyi in the special edition “Commodities” (Agefi & Finanz und Wirtschaft) highlights the unique leverage commodity traders have in driving respect for human rights.
The objective of this roundtable discussion is to gather ideas, suggestions, and guidance on how we can support, structure, and facilitate positive engagements between the tech sector and local civil societies. The focus will be particularly on those in fragile, crisis, and conflict-affected environments.
Professor Dorothée Baumann-Pauly and Professor Michael Posner (NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights) are the new co-chairs of the PRME Working Group on Business and Human Rights. They invite all interested individuals to join the working group!
As part of Sustainability Week Geneva, this panel discussion addresses how the food and fashion industries tackle environmental and social issues in production and consumption.
This hub compiles recent academic and non-academic reports and papers relevant to the artisanal mining of cobalt and the battery supply chain. The search function helps filter by name, date, publishing organization and keywords. If you think we missed a publication that should be included in this hub, please let us know and we’ll add it immediately!
We hope that this regularly updated list of publications (with links and short descriptions) will serve those conducting research on extractives, batteries, and cobalt.
This World Economic Forum White Paper is an independent expert assessment based on Prof. Dorothee Baumann-Pauly’s review of three pilot projects that seek to formalize artisanal mining of cobalt in…
Our new report written in collaboration with Finance & Human Rights (FaHR) was launched at the Sustainable Finance Forum on October 29th. This baseline study assesses how European Financial Institutions…
The case focuses on Decathlon, Europe’s biggest outdoor and sports retailer. It examines how the company is adjusting its business model to align growth and profits with positive social impact…
Representatives from a number of business school, both professors and administrators, have worked jointly to assemble this tool kit. It includes information and resources explaining the increasing relevance of human…