Valentines special: All that glitters is not gold

Valentines special: All that glitters is not gold

Human rights due diligence: what should businesses do next?

Human rights due diligence: what should businesses do next?

I was invited to attend the International Bar Association (IBA) and OECD meeting at the OECD Global Form on Responsible Business Conduct in Paris this month. A group of lawyers, barristers, business leaders and academics met to discuss what is meant by 'human rights due diligence' and explore some case studies on how lawyers and advisors should tackle instances where human rights impacts can give rise to financial and legal risk.

What has the Modern Slavery Act done to improve supply chains?

What has the Modern Slavery Act done to improve supply chains?

On 31 March 2017, the reporting requirements for companies that fall within the threshold of the Modern Slavery Act will have been in place for a year.

Cluedo or Clueless? Company approaches to modern slavery statements

Cluedo or Clueless? Company approaches to modern slavery statements

Whilst the other board games that I have referred to in my series of blogs about supply chain transparency have been reliant on dice and a bit of luck, I move now to the game of Cluedo, where players try to figure out the three main facts of a murder: the location of the murder, the murderer, and the murder weapon. It's a board game about deduction.

Doe v Nestle or should I say David v Goliath?

Doe v Nestle or should I say David v Goliath?

In the 11-year-long legal battle of Doe v Nestle, Archer-Daniels-Midland Co and Cargill Inc, there has been some movement towards this case finally being settled.

Business and the Modern Slavery Act: a game of snakes and ladders?

Business and the Modern Slavery Act: a game of snakes and ladders?

Who has not played a game of snakes and ladders? The rules are simple - throw the dice, move the counter to reflect the number shown on the dice, go up the ladders and down the snakes. The first person to reach the highest square (number 100) wins. But only if you land on the actual square. If you roll too 'high' the piece 'bounces' off and rolls back.

How will Brexit impact modern slavery and human rights in business?

How will Brexit impact modern slavery and human rights in business?

In the wake of the Brexit vote, there is a lot of uncertainty, which often leads to scaremongering. My sense is that we need strong leadership and calm, precisely what Prime Minister David Cameron recognised in his speech on the morning after the Referendum.

Lessons in law: What should companies be disclosing about slavery in their supply chains?

Lessons in law: What should companies be disclosing about slavery in their supply chains?

The US has seen a wave or lawsuits arising against companies alleging that their products have been made by slaves.

What key environmental and human rights trends can we expect in 2016?

What key environmental and human rights trends can we expect in 2016?

2015 was in many ways a seminal year globally in relation to environmental and human rights issues. It was a year where the world witnessed unprecedented environmental issues related to climate change.

Compliance with the Modern Slavery Act - a game of Trivial Pursuit?

Compliance with the Modern Slavery Act - a game of Trivial Pursuit?

The game of Trivial Pursuit declares the person able to get six wedges from each category of questions as the winner. Colour-coded wedges that represent geography, entertainment, history, arts and literature, science and nature and sports and leisure.