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Due diligence: lessons from the services sectors

Thursday 17 December 2020

Mandatory human rights due diligence is on the horizon. The Council of the European Union has given its backing to the European Commission’s commitment to initiate binding legislation. Across many EU member states there is also traction for national level legislation. A hot debate however remains on what exactly the legislation should look like on…

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The crisis in care: new report underlines urgent need for responsible investor action in nursing homes

Wednesday 16 December 2020

A new report released by UNI highlights the legal, human rights and operational risks of investments in nursing homes caused by a combination of poor health and safety, understaffing, low wages, temporary contracts and over-financialisation. The report is accompanied by a 2-page briefing entitled ‘How the crisis in care affects investors’. The entrenched problems in the…

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