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Klima, miljø og energi

Advancing Nature-Positive Solutions for Business

The prosperity of every business in every economy depends on the health of nature. The World Bank estimates that simply protecting nature could avert global economic losses of US$2.7 trillion per year.

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Strategi & ledelse

What the ESG Critics Are Right About—And Where They’re Misguided

Like consumer prices, sustainable business has been on a rollercoaster since COVID-19 emerged over two years ago. Sustainability or ESG (environment, social, and governance) considerations were a business, investor, and media darling. Until recently.

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Strategi & ledelse

Key Ways for Business to Respond to the Fall of Roe v. Wade

The sweep of the ruling on abortion is staggering and destabilizing for business in America.

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Menneskerettigheder

Addressing Human Rights Risks in Renewable Energy Supply Chains

The renewable energy sector faces a monumental task: power the transition to clean energy economies needed to stem the tide of climate change, while ensuring the move is just, inclusive, and protective of both people and planet.

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Menneskerettigheder

Navigating Emerging Ethical Issues: Lessons from Bioethics, Tech, and Human Rights

The healthcare sector has constantly grappled with ethical questions at the cutting edge of regulation.

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Menneskerettigheder

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive: Seven Recommendations for Business

On February 23, 2022, the European Commission released its long-awaited Proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence. The directive represents a milestone in the field of corporate sustainability and business and human rights.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Time’s Up: Urgent Climate Adaptation and Business Transformation Key to Secure a Livable Planet

IPCC’s recently released Sixth Assessment Report about climate impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability shines a light on the threat climate change poses to human well-being and planetary health.

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Menneskerettigheder

Impact-Based Materiality: Why Companies Should Focus Their Assessments on Impacts Rather than Perception

The concept of double materiality provides clarity that companies should report on matters that influence enterprise value (“financial materiality”) and matters that affect the economy, environment, and people (“impact materiality”).

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Menneskerettigheder

The Future of Business and Human Rights

As we celebrated Human Rights Day on December 10— the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—we reflect on the role of business in shaping a future in which human rights are respected and protected in law and practice.

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Menneskerettigheder

Best Practices for Human Rights Due Diligence in Tech Sales Channels

Many of the human rights risks for hardware and software companies are related to the misuse of their products and services in ways that are connected to adverse human rights impacts.

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Strategi & ledelse

Activating Directors on Sustainability: Six Questions for Your Board

The European Commission Proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive sets out ambitious new guidance on the personal duties of directors. New director duties are also part of the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.

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Menneskerettigheder

Beyond Audits: Six Ways to Manage Human Rights Risks in Supply Chains

According to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), companies are responsible for conducting human rights due diligence to manage the most salient human rights risks across their operations and supply chains.

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Menneskerettigheder

Bridging the Supply Chain Gender Gap through Digital Training

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the lives of approximately 190 million women workers in global supply chains.

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Menneskerettigheder

Rapid Human Rights Due Diligence During Political and Armed Conflict: A Business Response to Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine presents the most high-stakes situation for the country since it broke from the Soviet Union in 1991.

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Menneskerettigheder

Applying the UNGPs to Technology

The UN Human Rights Council recently initiated an expert consultation on the practical application of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) to the activities of technology companies, and it sought formal input from stakeholders.

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Menneskerettigheder

International Women’s Day: Business Trends and Opportunities

At the current pace, it will take another generation to achieve gender parity. Three key areas that require urgent action from companies include addressing unpaid work and care, combating gender-based violence, and preparing for future jobs.

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Klima, miljø og energi

China’s Carbon Emission Trading Scheme and its Implications for Businesses

Since its inauguration in July 2021, China’s national Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) has become the world’s largest emission trading system, its accumulated trading volume exceeding 800 million Yuan.

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Klima, miljø og energi

The New SBTi Standard Places Science at the Heart of Corporate Net-Zero Targets

The launch of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Net-Zero Standard just before COP26 marks a significant milestone.

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Strategi & ledelse

How the EU’s Sustainability Reporting Standards Will Be a Game Changer

In April, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) released a set of sector-agnostic exposure drafts that form the first set of European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS).

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Menneskerettigheder

The Norwegian Transparency Act: Key Insights for Business

Majestic fjords, Nobel Peace prizes, and cheese slicers are not the only special features of Norway—there is also an important culture of trust and transparency among peers. So much so that everyone’s income and taxes are made public for everyone to see.

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Klima, miljø og energi

How Business Can Advance Climate Justice

Climate change affects each of us differently, and its impact will be exacerbated for communities that already face underlying socioeconomic inequalities or injustices.

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Menneskerettigheder

Transforming Finance: Priorities for Progress in Advancing Respect for Human Rights

We live at a time in which both people and the planet face severe and often interconnected threats: the world’s richest 1 percent now has more than twice as much wealth as 6.9 billion people.

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Menneskerettigheder

Bridging the Human Rights Gap in ESG

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing has seen a sharp increase in recent years, with 10 percent of worldwide fund assets currently invested in ESG-labeled funds and ESG assets on track to exceed US$50 trillion by 2025.

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Strategi & ledelse

Mastering a Purposeful Approach to ESG Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

Effective mergers and acquisitions (M&A) due diligence must take a double and dynamic approach to understanding current and future material ESG risks and opportunities.

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Menneskerettigheder

Race and Ethnicity: Civil Society Expectations for Business and Recommendations for Company Action

Today is international anti-discrimination day! Companies operating outside the US are struggling to address long-standing race and ethnicity issues and developing or stretching their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals.

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Strategi & ledelse

2022: Purposeful Sustainability Leadership for Turbulent Times

The last two years have made predictions seem to be exercises in futility. In fact, the dynamics reshaping our world are largely the product of underlying changes we already were fully aware of; none of this was entirely unexpected.

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Klima, miljø og energi

COP26 Made Climate Action Mainstream Business and Put 1.5°C on Life Support

At COP26, the global community made meaningful progress. Unfortunately, it also is wholly insufficient to meet the Paris Agreement’s goals.

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