Assessing Human Rights Impacts: Where the Rubber Hits the Road

This publication was produced by the Global Compact Network UK to accompany Assessing Human Rights Impacts: Where the Rubber Hits the Road event, held on the 3rd of June 2014 at Clifford Chance LLP, London, UK.

Speakers from the following companies and organisations spoke at the event: Amnesty International UK; BP; Clifford Chance; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Kuoni; Institute for Human Rights and Business; Marshalls; Nestle; Rio Tinto; UN Global Compact; and the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises. Company speakers were asked to write a short piece on their company’s ‘human rights journey’ while other speakers were asked to touch upon corporate-related human rights impact assessments. Download the complete publication here.

UN Global Compact Network UK

Local Networks were launched to help make the Global Compact relevant across the world’s different economic, political and cultural landscapes and to support meaningful engagement with signatories. The UN Global Compact Local Network in the UK implements a programme of activity in support of UK-based UNGC signatories who wish to maximise the benefits of their engagement with the UN Global Compact.

“Local Networks perform the critical task of rooting the Global Compact within a national context – linked to local priorities and needs – and provide opportunities for participants to improve understanding and share experiences on their work to advance Global Compact principles, partnerships and reporting.”

Executive Director Georg Kell

The UK Network aims to further the Global Compact’s 10 principles that cover human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and serves members through regular meetings to share best practice and working groups that are active in areas such as reporting, small and medium-sized enterprises, communications, and liaison with other networks.


EDF Trading

We are delighted to welcome EDF Trading as a new member of the Global Compact Network UK. EDF Trading is part of the EDF Group and is a leader in the international wholesale energy markets including electricity, natural gas, LNG, coal, freight and environmental products. It is active in Europe, North America and Asia. More here.

Arabesque Asset Management Ltd.

We are delighted to welcome Arabesque Asset Management Ltd. as a new member of the Global Compact Network UK. Established in 2013 to offer a quantitative approach to sustainable investing using technology developed in cooperation with professors from world renowned universities, Arabesque combines state of the art systematic portfolio management technology with the values of the UN Global Compact, the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, and balance sheet and business activity screening.  More here.

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