May 2012

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In proposing the concept of sustainable development, the Brundtland Commission  argued that improvement of ecosystem health, without the alleviation of poverty, the redistribution of economic opportunity, community self-sufficiency, and human freedom, could only lead to incremental results.

In the approximately 25 years that have passed since the report was published, the concept of sustainable development has remained a powerful holistic idea but practices in this domain have remained fragmented.

Sara Bice

Understanding your firm’s human rights obligations just got easier

Clients often come to us in a state of frustration and confusion at the seemingly endless proliferation of CSR initiatives, frameworks and guidelines. Perhaps nowhere has this confusion been more keenly felt than in relation to business’ obligations concerning human rights. Thanks to the work of Team Ruggie and the OECD, however, understanding and implementing human rights obligations just got easier.