Governance and Transparency

Ensuring Governance and Transparency in Aid

Enhancing women’s empowerment strategies faces resistance from power dynamics and short-term profit concerns. However, long-term and well-diversified investors recognize the sustainable benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion, influencing firms to prioritize gender equality and reaping positive financial outcomes. This article explores the critical role investors play in promoting women’s empowerment in business.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can achieve a competitive edge by adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Embracing sustainability offers numerous benefits, and the UN Global Compact Network UK’s SDG Playbook provides practical steps to help SMEs successfully integrate these goals into their business models.
Explore crucial insights in the Annual ESG Preparedness Report, highlighting leadership’s role in integrating Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) into business. This report emphasises women’s impact on sustainability governance and calls for actionable leadership strategies in a world increasingly aware of its ecological footprint.
The negative impact of corruption on climate action is a link we can no longer ignore. Dana Schrann explains how it is imperative to keep a close eye on whether states are over-exaggerating actual efforts towards climate action, while continuing with business as usual.
As Human Rights Due Diligence becomes increasingly important for businesses, Oxfam’s Private Sector Human Rights Advisor, Monica Romis looks at how purchasing practices have direct implications on the human rights of workers, sharing some of Oxfam’s research and highlighting concrete steps business can take for a more equitable sharing of rights and responsibilities through the supply chain.
With over 1.4 million deaths, COVID-19 has disrupted health systems all over the world and highlighted profound inequality. Corruption during the pandemic has widened the gap between the haves and have-nots. Alongside policy makers, there is much that businesses can do to tackle corruption in the response to COVID-19 and contribute to more equal societies.
On 29 November, Switzerland will hold a nationwide referendum on the Responsible Business Initiative. A vote in favour of the initiative will make companies headquartered in Switzerland legally responsible for what happens in their supply chains.
The COVID-19 crisis is accelerating a shift toward a more integrated approach to corporate governance that has been gathering force for some time

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