Top 5 Business And Human Rights Concerns For Companies To Monitor

Law360, New York (March 7, 2017, 10:49 AM EST) -- Christopher Walter

Hannah Edmonds Businesses are being bombarded with information about their global human rights and other nonfinancial responsibilities, and are under growing pressure to publicize their efforts in that regard.

Below we outline five key developments that business should be actively monitoring in a rapidly evolving landscape.

1. “Hard” Legal Obligations

Governmental efforts to force transparency are intended to incentivize large businesses with resources and market influence to address current practice and to take steps to eliminate any adverse impacts on human rights. Increasing legislation...
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