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Business, Trade and Human Rights

Business, Trade and Human Rights is one of the research units at the Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre covers the social and environmental impacts of over 5000 companies, operating in over 180 countries.

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Center for Food Safety

Center for Food Safety is a non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization established to challenge harmful food production technologies and promote sustainable alternatives.

CO-Gas Safety

CO-Gas Safety is an independent registered charity run almost entirely by volunteers. In over 17 years of existence, it has helped innumerable victims of CO and other fuel emissions and lobbied Ministers, Government and industry to make simple and practical changes to save lives and preserve health.

Corporate Accountability International

Corporate Accountability International has been waging campaigns to challenge corporate abuse for more than 30 years.

Corporate Crime

Corporate Crime was set up in Summer 2007 by Jonathan Atkinson, Steve Tombs and David Whyte with the aim of making resources on corporate crime and illegality more widely available.

Corporate Europe Observatory

Corporate Europe Observatory is a research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making.

Corporate Personhood

Corporate Personhood is an initiative of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, aimed at abolishing corporate dominance through challenges to corporate power and asserting people’s rights.

Corporate Responsibility Coalition

Corporate Responsibility Coalition is an alliance of voluntary organisations, trade unions and companies.

Corporate Responsibility Group

Corporate Responsibility Group is a learning and development network that exists for and is run by corporate responsibility (CR) professionals.

Corruption Watch

Corruption Watch, is an anti-corruption blog addressing the consequences of bribery.

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Environmental Investigation Agency

Environmental Investigation Agency is and independent campaigning organisation committed to bringing about change that protects the natural world from environmental crime and abuse.

Ethical Consumer

Ethical Consumer is a UK based consumer organisation aimed at uncovering the truth behind brand names.

Ethical Investments

Ethical Investments is a source of information, advice and guidance on ethical investments.

Essex Business and Human Rights Project

Essex Business and Human Rights Project is aimed at encouraging dialogue across disciplines from law, social and natural sciences, with an emphasis on assessing and addressing the impact of human rights on businesses.

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Financial Reporting Council

The Financial Reporting Council is UK’s independent regulator responsible for promoting high quality corporate governance and reporting to foster investment.


The FTSE4Good Index Series has been designed to objectively measure the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. Transparent management and criteria make FTSE4Good a valuable tool for consultants, asset owners, fund managers, investment banks, stock exchanges and brokers when assessing or creating responsible investment products.

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Global Witness

Global Witness investigates and campaigns to prevent natural resource related conflict and corruption, and associated environmental and human rights abuses.

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Human Rights Centre at Essex University

Human Rights Centre at Essex University is one of the oldest internationally renowned academic human rights centres in the world.

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Inquest is the only organisation in England and Wales that provides a specialist, comprehensive advice service to bereaved people, lawyers, other advice and support agencies, the media, MPs and the wider public on contentious deaths and their investigation. Their casework priorities are deaths in custody (police, prison, immigration detention and deaths of detained patients).

Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights

The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to the promotion and defence of internationally recognized worker rights in the global economy.

Institute of Human Rights and Business

Institute of Human Rights and Business works to raise corporate standards and strengthen public policy to ensure that the activities of companies do not contribute to human rights abuses, and in fact lead to positive outcomes.

International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at University of Nottingham is a research centre in business ethics, responsibility and sustainability – knowledge and practice.

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MiningWatch Canada

MiningWatch Canada is a pan-Canadian initiative aimed at changing public policy and mining practices to ensure the health of individuals, communities and ecosystems.

Multinational Monitor

Multinational Monitor tracks corporate activity, especially in the Third World, focusing on the export of hazardous substances, worker health and safety, and labour union issues.

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People & Planet

People & Planet is a student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights, and protect the environment.

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The Financial Services Research Forum

The Financial Services Research Forum is a research centre of the Nottingham University Business School.

The Global Labour Column

The Global Labour Column aims to provide a forum in which labour movements and their allies around the world can connect, debate, and share knowledge and experiences to stimulate debate on union responses to the crisis and, more broadly, to the challenges of globalisation.

The Institute of Business Ethics

The Institute of Business Ethics was established in 1986 to encourage high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values.

The Institute of Employment Rights

The Institute of Employment Rights is a think tank providing information on labour law.

The Law Society

The Law Society is the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales.

The Leveson Inquiry

The official site of the Leveson Inquiry, aiming to provide the latest information on the Inquiry, including details of hearings and evidence, to the public and interested parties.

The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

Since they were first issued in May 1999 and revised in 2004, the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance have gained worldwide recognition as a benchmark for good corporate governance. They are actively used by governments, regulators, investors, corporations and stakeholders in both OECD and non-OECD countries and have been adopted by the Financial Stability Board as one of the Twelve Key Standards for Sound Financial Systems and form the basis for the corporate governance component of the Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes of the World Bank Group.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Community Forum

The Sarbanes-Oxley Community Forum is an interactive platform designed to guide on and facilitate the exchange of information between those seeking to comply with the requirements of this important legislation. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was signed into law on 30th July 2002, and introduced highly significant legislative changes to financial practice and corporate governance regulation.

The Trade Union Congress (TUC)

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) is the voice of Britain at work; it has 58 affiliated unions representing 6.2 million working people from all walks of life.

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights works on the issue of business and human rights through advocacy by the High Commissioner, support for the relevant Working Group, and active involvement in the United Nations Global Compact.

Trade Justice Movement (UK)

Trade Justice Movement (UK) is a coalition of organisations concerned with trade justice, including trade unions, aid agencies, environment and human rights campaigns, Fair Trade organisations, faith and consumer groups. It is campaigning for fundamental change to international trade.

Traidcraft (UK)

Traidcraft (UK) fights poverty through trade, helping people in developing countries to transform their lives.

Transparency International

Transparency International is a global movement tackling corruption at all levels – in government, business, civil society, and the daily lives of people.

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University of Bristol Law School

The University of Bristol Law School has over forty academic staff with a range of research interests which extend across doctrinal and socio-legal scholarship.

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White-Collar Crime Prof Blog

White-Collar Crime Prof Blog is an American academic blog focused on corporate and white-collar crime issues.

World Development Movement

World Development Movement campaigns against the root causes of poverty and inequality, challenging the powerful and seeking to bring about economic justice for the world’s poor majority.

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Zero Hedge

Zero Hedge is a blog on corporate governance, the financial crisis, and economic crime.

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