Business, Human Rights, and Sustainable Development

Corporate public affairs have transformed over the past two decades. This is no more apparent than around the issue of business and human rights. Companies today, especially trans- or multi-national corporations, are faced with the challenge of addressing a variety of stakeholder concerns and must a...

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Autores Principales: Bernal-Bermudez, Laura, Olsen, Tricia D.
Formato: Capítulo de libro (Book Chapter)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: SAGE Publishing 2016
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/28839
http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473957916
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spelling ir-10336-288392020-08-28T15:49:53Z Business, Human Rights, and Sustainable Development Empresas, derechos humanos y desarrollo sostenible Bernal-Bermudez, Laura Olsen, Tricia D. Business Human Rights Sustainable Development Corporate public affairs Corporate public affairs have transformed over the past two decades. This is no more apparent than around the issue of business and human rights. Companies today, especially trans- or multi-national corporations, are faced with the challenge of addressing a variety of stakeholder concerns and must adopt new, innovative, and at times collaborative public affairs strategies to prepare for the external, non-market environment. This chapter explores how the agenda of business and human rights has developed, how companies typically respond, and concludes by outlining how this issue has changed corporate public affairs. Why human rights? The human rights agenda has traditionally focused on states. Non-democratic states were the primary perpetrators of gross human rights violations. After the so-called ‘third wave’ of democracy (Huntington, 1991), beginning in the 1970s, in which democratic transitions spread across Latin America, Asia and the former Soviet Union, states and international regimes embraced new norms to ensure such widespread human rights abuses would not occur again. Business, however, is often implicated in human rights violations, too. In Guatemala, in 2005, Monterrico Metals allowed public and private security forces to use their facilities to torture local community members protesting company operations (Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, Monterrico Metals Lawsuit, 2015). 2016-01-01 2020-08-28T15:49:53Z info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion ISBN: 9781446276112 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/28839 http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473957916 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess application/pdf SAGE Publishing The SAGE Handbook of Corporate and Public Affairs
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topic Business
Human Rights
Sustainable Development
Corporate public affairs
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Human Rights
Sustainable Development
Corporate public affairs
Bernal-Bermudez, Laura
Olsen, Tricia D.
Business, Human Rights, and Sustainable Development
description Corporate public affairs have transformed over the past two decades. This is no more apparent than around the issue of business and human rights. Companies today, especially trans- or multi-national corporations, are faced with the challenge of addressing a variety of stakeholder concerns and must adopt new, innovative, and at times collaborative public affairs strategies to prepare for the external, non-market environment. This chapter explores how the agenda of business and human rights has developed, how companies typically respond, and concludes by outlining how this issue has changed corporate public affairs. Why human rights? The human rights agenda has traditionally focused on states. Non-democratic states were the primary perpetrators of gross human rights violations. After the so-called ‘third wave’ of democracy (Huntington, 1991), beginning in the 1970s, in which democratic transitions spread across Latin America, Asia and the former Soviet Union, states and international regimes embraced new norms to ensure such widespread human rights abuses would not occur again. Business, however, is often implicated in human rights violations, too. In Guatemala, in 2005, Monterrico Metals allowed public and private security forces to use their facilities to torture local community members protesting company operations (Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, Monterrico Metals Lawsuit, 2015).
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author Bernal-Bermudez, Laura
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Olsen, Tricia D.
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title_full_unstemmed Business, Human Rights, and Sustainable Development
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