Foley Hoag LLP - Corporate Social Responsibility

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - May 2015

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: new private and public initiatives on recruitment fees, including a…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Government Contracting, International Law & Trade, Personal Injury

Managing Risk: Integrating CSR and Compliance Functions Effectively

Corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) is an important component of overall enterprise risk management for many companies. That said, too often, corporate implementation of CSR commitments is reliant upon diverse functions and…more
| Business Organizations

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - April 2016 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - April 2016

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: the first reports published pursuant to the requirements of the U.K…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Rights, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

What You Need to Know About the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

On March 21, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (“CHRB”) released the methodology that it will use to rank 100 companies on their human rights performance as part of an initial pilot. The companies chosen for the pilot include…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Legal Perspectives on a “Game Changer” for Responsible Investment in the United States

The Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”) recently published a report, Addressing ESG Factors Under ERISA, that sets forth two legal perspectives on the ability of fiduciaries to consider environmental, social, and…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: an overview of amicus briefs in the Apple case; the arrest of a…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Five on Monday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

Time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This past week’s post includes: Apple’s refusal to comply with a federal court order; a new report highlighting…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Privacy

U.S. Congress Finally Eliminates the Consumptive Demand Exception

On February 11, the U.S. Senate passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act and President Obama is expected to sign the legislation this week. A key provision in the Act eliminates the “consumptive demand exception,”…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Compliance Challenge: The Links Between Corruption and Human Trafficking

Companies are increasingly being required to disclose how they assess and respond to the risks of human trafficking in their product supply chains. Statutes like the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and the U.K…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Government Contracting, International Law & Trade

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: recent developments with regard to a major Alien Tort Statute case,…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade

Human Rights Expectations for the Banking Sector: A New Report from Foley Hoag and UNEP FI

Attorneys in Foley Hoag’s Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) practice and the U.N. Environment Programme Finance Initiative (“UNEP FI”) recently collaborated on a report analyzing the implications of the U.N. Guiding…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

SEC Extractive Industry Transparency Requirements Move Forward

On December 11, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a new proposed rule to implement a key provision of the Dodd-Frank Act that targets corruption and increases transparency requirements for payments made…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Securities Law

Corporate Defendants Find a Safe Harbor in California Transparency Litigation

A District Court judge in California has dismissed a complaint against Nestlé USA Inc. and Nestlé Purina Petcare Co. (together “Nestlé”) which argued that the company was obligated to inform consumers that seafood in its catfood…more
| Business Torts, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Alien Tort Case Development: Still No Corporate Liability in the Second Circuit (At Least for Now)

On December 8, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims in five consolidated cases against Arab Bank, PLC. Plaintiffs in each of the cases alleged that they, or their family members, had…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking
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