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Friday, September 20, 2013

Business and Human Rights event with BSR and Yahoo 09-20

Twitter roundup: Business and Human Rights event

A summary of our Business and Human Rights event with BSR and Yahoo in New York City this week, including articles, photos and tweets
Business and human rights panel
Marc Gunther, editor-at-large for Guardian Sustainable Business, left, moderates a business and human rights panel including BSR adviser Christine Bader, Citi's Shawn Miller and Yahoo's Sonja Gittens-Ottley Photographer: Courtney Katz/BSR
Business impacts on human rights span an almost inconceivably wide range that varies from industry to industry and company to company. There's child labor, forced labor, housing, living wages, community relocation, gender equality, health and safety, water, internet freedom vs privacy and much, much more.
All of these issues carry emotional weight - and plenty of reputational and other risks for businesses - but also, arguably, more than their share of complications and gray areas.
Can human-rights-aware company accomplish more by staying in a country where human rights aren't well protected or to leave? Is it more important for a corporation to follow local laws or international standards when they conflict? How much of the burden for protecting human rights falls on businesses' shoulders, as opposed to governments'?
Executives and thought leaders discussed these tricky questions and more - sharing challenges, experiences and best practices - in a New York City event hosted by the Guardian, BSR and Yahoo on Tuesday.
Discover more in the articles and tweets below: