This week marks 10 years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex outside Dhaka, Bangladesh. Over 1,100 garment workers were killed and more than 2,500 others were injured in this industrial disaster. A decade after this preventable tragedy, where are we in addressing persistent human rights violations in global supply chains? This blog will flag just three things.
This view is published jointly by Croatan Institute and the US SIF Foundation and cites survey response data collected for the 2022 Report on US Sustainable Investing Trends. The publication date marks the first anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Demanding Due Diligence: The 9th OECD Garment and Footwear Due Diligence Forum Written by Elizabeth UmlasFebruary 21, 2023The foundation for the annual OECD garment and footwear forum, held last week…
Senior Fellow Liz Umlas discusses an investor webinar co-hosted by IndustriALL Global Union and the UK Local Authority Pension Fund Forum.
Senior Fellow Liz Umlas comments on the lack of social protections supply chain workers around the world face, particularly in the garment and textile sector.
Senior Fellow Liz Umlas reflects on the 10th annual UN Business and Human Rights (BHR) Forum and the need for radical change.
Liz Umlas pens a piece on her reflections from the Animal Law Conference hosted by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF).
The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, held every November in Geneva, might be a victim of its field’s success. Business and human rights (BHR) has emerged as a topic of study and practice in the past 20 years, and has taken off since the 2011 endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), whose 47 member states are mandated to promote and protect human rights globally.