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Ethical shopping when traveling abroad : a guest post

Happy Friday my faithful, fair trade loving friends! Sorry it’s been a while… It’s been an eventful summer that started with a trip to Guatemala to meet… 1,031 more words

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Why the Ruggie Principles require every company to empower women

I’ve written previously that there is a business case for companies to empower women; what I didn’t mention was that even if there were not, there would still be a strong legal case for them to do so. 401 more words

Ethical Sourcing

The three most common misconceptions on business and human rights

Human rights remains a topic that companies may reference perfunctorily in their codes of conduct, but few really seem to understand. In their defence, this is in part because, first, best practice standards on business and human rights are often nascent at best, and, second, human rights tend to expressed in a nearly impenetrable mass of legalistic jargon. 698 more words


The evolution of multi-stakeholder initiatives: Lessons for the Bangladesh garment sector

In the months since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh sparked a drive to address worker health and safety in the garment sector, I’ve been suffering a severe case of déjà vu. 1,050 more words