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  • Blog Post: Demonstrating Commitment Through Action

    By Karen Bergin, director, Citizenship and Public Affairs To speak with any credibility, companies must demonstrate their commitment to human rights through actions – not just words, says Dan Bross, Senior Director, Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft on the London School of Economics and Political...
  • Blog Post: Making the UN Guiding Principles Real for Corporate Lawyers

    Editor’s note: The following is a guest post from John G. Ruggie, Chair of Shift, Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, and Affiliated Professor in International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. It was originally published on...
  • Blog Post: A Framework for Human Rights

    By Dan Bross, senior director of Corporate Citizenship Remember when you heard the word “networks” and thought ABC – CBS – NBC? OK, OK - I’m dating myself. Today the word “networks” is used in a variety of contexts – computer networks; virtual networks;...
  • Blog Post: UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights Provide Clarity

    By Dan Bross, Senior Director, Microsoft Corporate Citizenship On December 2, 2013, I spoke at the Business Stakeholder Meeting held during the pre-day of the UN Forum on Business and Human rights . Senior Director of Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Dan Bross speaks at the Business Stakeholder...
  • Blog Post: Out of Isolation: How technology is supporting refugees

    Guest post by Sajjad Malik, Chief Operational Solutions and Transition Section, UNHCR Editor’s note: There are currently 43 million people displaced by war, conflict and human rights abuses around the world. The UN Refugee Agency – UNHCR – was established 60 years ago and currently...
  • Blog Post: Framing the Role of Business in Society

    The United Nations Global Compact and the United National Millennium Development Goals "A great society is a society in which its men of business think greatly of their functions." - Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947) During the 1999 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland...
  • Blog Post: A Look at the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

    By Caroline Rees, President of SHIFT I took the liberty last week of telling a room full of institutional investors that they reminded me of Dutch beer. I think I got away with it, but let me explain. The event was a dinner hosted by Microsoft and Hermes with around 60 investors attending a conference...

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