Article: Small business owners must know modern slavery obligations - January 2017
Désirée Abrahams explains how the Modern Slavery Act 2015 affects SMEs and highlights their key obligations in First Voice, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) magazine.
Article: UN Global Compact targets the food and agriculture sector - December 2016
In the Journal of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, Désirée Abrahams explains how the UN Global Compact is challenging the food and agriculture sectors to address their social, human rights and environmental impact.
Comment: The rights stuff - November 2016
In this dedicated article on human rights in FM Magazine (Financial Management), the official magazine of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Désirée Abrahams comments on how companies are embracing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
What we think...
From time to time, we write articles, are asked for views, or submit policy positions to public consultations on issues we are passionate about, and in which want to see positive change.
Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child - August 2012
We submitted comments and recommendations to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in response to the call for submissions on the first draft of the Child Rights and Business General Comment.
Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child - April 2012
We submitted comments and recommendations in response to the call for submissions on the Child Rights and Business General Comment by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Submission to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights - December 2011
We submitted comments and recommendations to the newly formed UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, on key thematic business and human rights priorities and activities that they may want to consider in the future.