Blog Post – Engaging Business Globally on Human Rights

Blog Post on the Business Fights Poverty Website by Katryn Wright, Programme Manager, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

“For a long time, the policy debates, advocacy campaigns and practice sharing about business and human rights has been concentrated in the corridors of London, Geneva and New York.   In 2009, the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI) identified that awareness of how companies headquartered in emerging and developing markets can and do impact their societies, and the steps such companies can take to address these impacts was often neglected.  Therefore, through learning amongst peers and outreach to other businesses, GBI set out to build a truly global community of corporations from all sectors knowing and showing that they respect the dignity and rights of the people they impact and interact with.” Read more.