Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

I saw this site in a review magazine, so went to check it out.  It’s truly amazing what they have done.  www.business-humanrights.org/ The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre contains “news and reports about companies’ human rights impacts worldwide – positive and negative.”  They state that they cover over 4,000 companies in 180 countries.  Articles come from sources like the Associated Press; international, national and local newspapers; research institutions; and sometimes includes statements or policies from a company.  It covers a wide range of topics that deal with businesses interacting with people and places.  Here’s just a sample of the issues that are covered:  development & poverty; labour; environment; health; security; globalization, and much more.  I think what surprised me the most is that it does include examples of companies doing good things to make improvements in the lives of others, whereas most of the time, people tend to focus solely on the negative impact of business.  This is a much more balanced view of companies.

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