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Podcast: holding companies to account

30 September 2016 CORE Director, Marilyn Croser, speaks to the Ethical Consumer conference about the successes and challenges in holding companies accountable. Click here to share this blog post

Podcast: CORE in nine

Listen to CORE Director, Marilyn Croser, give a whistle-stop tour of CORE’s history and campaigns – all in nine minutes. Here you can find out how CORE and our partners are demanding an end to corporate impunity, and seeking accountability for businesses responsible for gross economic, environmental and human rights abuses across the world. Click here to...

Changing the rules to end corporate impunity

An important bill aimed at tackling the big issue of corruption is currently making its way through Parliament. It is called the Criminal Finances Bill. Money laundering, recovering the proceeds of crime, tax evasion and terrorist funding are among the key targets for Home Secretary Amber Rudd. In her 10 November speech to the Financial...

Landmark Danish NCP conclusion on menswear chain owner – but what now?

This week the Danish National Contact Point for the OECD guidelines on multinational enterprises cast a damning light on Scandinavian company PWT Group for its failure to adequately assess dangers linked to the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 24 April 2013, killing 1,138 people and injuring more than 2,000 others....

Mandatory human rights due diligence: developments in Europe

Campaigners in France and Switzerland are aiming to improve corporate accountability by changing laws to require companies to conduct mandatory human rights due diligence throughout their operations. Below we report on a couple of prominent cases.   French bill on parent company liability French campaigners were celebrating on 31 March 2015 when the French National Assembly...

Harnessing supply chains to serve up healthy sustainable diets

Tweet Guest blog: by Jane Wallis-Jones, WWF-UK I was struck by an article last week[i] and its associated report[ii] on overcoming the obesity epidemic. It unquestionably states that this enormous societal challenge cannot be faced using a piecemeal approach. One of the main findings of the report is that: “No individual sectors in society, whether they are governments,...

Overconsumption: 'Tis the reason to be sorry

Tweet Guest blog: by Richard Dyer, Friends of the Earth Photo credit: Ulet Ifansati / Friends of the Earth Reducing resource consumption: Good for business, people and the planet I hate to say it but it’s almost that time of year again; you know… when that bearded old chap in the red suit descends from above,...

Tax justice walking tour: How unfair is Mayfair?

Tweet Guest blog: by Ema Jackson, ActionAid At ActionAid we’ve been campaigning for tax justice and exposing how big businesses dodge their taxes since 2008. We’ve come up with a fun new way to share what we’ve learnt: a tax justice walking tour around Mayfair. Tax dodging by big business has become big news, but it’s...

Channel 4 Dispatches: Supermarkets – only half the story

This week, Channel 4 Dispatches investigated supermarket supply chains and revealed the working lives of those at the very bottom: the people who pick, pack and manufacture our food.