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  1. Digital safety risk assessment in action: A framework and bank of case studies

    23 May 2023
    This report contains a framework and case studies for digital safety risk assessment. The case studies cover topics such as trust and safety best practices, human rights due diligence, and child safety in gaming and immersive worlds.
  2. The state of AI in 2022 - and a half decade in review

    31 December 2022
    The adoption of AI has more than doubled, with a peak of 58% in past years. The report highlights the importance of best practices and investing in AI as it is shown to bring financial returns. However, the majority of organisations are not mitigating risks associated with AI despite increasing use.
  3. What Doughnut Economics means for business: Creating enterprises that are regenerative and distributive by design

    7 November 2022
    This guide is intended for businesses and individuals who want to implement Doughnut Economics principles. It provides guidance on how to redesign a business through its strategic decisions and operations by focusing on purpose, networks governance, ownership and finance. The paper explores barriers and innovations to sustainable business design.
  4. Climate impacts at work: Supporting a climate ready workforce

    Demonstrates empirical evidence of varied climate change impacts and their effects on workers and organisations across a range of industries, working mostly in Victoria. Workers are being affected in many compounding ways. With climate change impacts continuing to worsen, workers and industry must be supported to adapt to climate change.
  5. Engaging the ICT sector on human rights: Child rights

    This briefing explores the risks and opportunities Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) companies face in relation to children's rights. It highlights the importance of adhering to international standards and implementing internal policies and practices that prioritise the most severe impacts on children. Investors are encouraged to hold companies accountable.
  6. Global Governance Principles

    The Global Governance Principles (GGPs) from the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) are corporate governance standards that act as a framework for well-governed companies to follow. The GGPs are widely applicable, irrespective of national legislative frameworks or listing rules.
  7. AI act: Laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence and amending certain union legislative acts

    22 April 2021
    The EU Commission has published a regulation that establishes harmonized rules on artificial intelligence (AI) while amending certain union laws. Stakeholders mostly agree on the need for action in the field of AI, but warn the Commission to avoid duplication and overregulation. The regulation will require an appropriate level of human and financial resources.
  8. Inclusive business: What it is and why it matters

    This report examines the concept of inclusive business as a means of enabling disadvantaged populations to participate in economic activity and share economic value. The report provides a comprehensive discussion of what an inclusive business initiative comprises and contains examples showing how they address social challenges.
  9. Responsible sourcing: The business case for protecting land and environmental defenders and indigenous communities' rights to land and resources

    28 April 2020
    This reports presents a business case for companies, particularly those with agricultural, timber and mineral supply chains, to take action on protecting and promoting rights of land and environmental defenders (LEDs). It also provides practical steps businesses can take to protect and promote these defenders’ rights.
  10. The COVID-19 Corporate Response Tracker: How America’s largest employers are treating stakeholders amid the coronavirus crisis

    31 March 2020
    The 2020 novel coronavirus pandemic and impending recession have created an opportunity for corporate leaders to put stakeholder capitalism into practice. JUST Capital has created a tracker to assess America’s largest employers’ response in supporting their workers, customers and communities. They have also developed principles to guide corporate America during the crisis.
  11. Engaging the ICT sector on human rights: Discrimination

    This report examines the risks of discrimination in the Information and Communication Technologies sector and its impact on human rights. It provides company guidance on eliminating discrimination and promoting inclusion, as well as investor guidelines for holding companies accountable.
  12. Fiduciary duty in the 21st century: Final report

    This is the final report from a four-year, multi-stakeholder/multi-jurisdiction research and engagement exercise. It demonstrates that environmental, social and governance integration is a component of investors' fiduciary duty. In order to fulfill this duty, regulators and policymakers must better understand fiduciaries’ needs and establish policies that support this approach.
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