CORE’s mission is to end corporate practices that harm people and the environment.
Several significant developments over the last year have brought that goal closer. The UK Supreme Court ruled that companies can arguably owe a duty of care to people harmed by their subsidiaries’ activities. Campaigns are springing up across Europe for new laws to require businesses to prevent human rights abuses and environmental damage. And the debate about the purpose of companies – beyond profit – is gaining real traction. The challenge now is to move from discussion to action.