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Feedback on OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, 2023

The updates to the framing of international trade between the global South and North are warmly welcomed. It is read to strengthen the value and potential for global relevance of the OECD Guidelines (e.g., ‘foreign investments’ has been updated to ‘cross-border trade and investments’; ‘developing countries’ has been updated to ...
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The ‘High-Risk Countries’ fallacy

GLOBAL CSR, 14 March 2023For a long time, a tendency has grown within the field of ESG/Corporate Sustainability/CSR to list and rank countries according to their human rights risks. It stems from a need for defining high-risk countries in business and human rights practices largely in relation to investments and ...
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Comments on the EU Commission proposal (CSDDD)

Comments on the EU Commission proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) Submitted 24. May 2022 By Sune Skadegaard Thorsen, Attorney at Law at GLOBAL CSR GLOBAL CSR appreciates for the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). During our 26 years of ...
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Transparency in Value Chains

We often encounter statements like this from our colleagues or NGOs: “The objective of value chain mapping is very practical — to take action on the most severe human rights risks a company is involved with.” This paper questions the need for, the sensibility of, and not least the challenges ...
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Can Human Rights Due diligence tackle ‘audit-fatigue’?

Sune Skadegaard Thorsen,  CEO at GLOBAL CSR, was interviewed to the Danish magazine on the potential of the UNGPs, hereunder mandatory human rights due diligence, to replace traditional costly, but less cost-efficient, supply chain audit systems. Such traditional systems are still widely applied, but could be re-engineered as most ...
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News from our world


On 16 September the world lost one its brightest global social engineers ever. Following a decade of struggle for GLOBAL CSR to assist defining, how businesses in a world of market economies should deal with the core of social sustainability, namely human rights, Prof. John G. Ruggie crowned a longstanding ...
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GLOBAL CSR’s comments on ”mandatory due diligence” in the EU

GLOBAL CSR welcomes the EU Commission’s endeavours to establish ”mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence” for business activities in the EU. The EU Commission has opened for public consultation on this endeavour posing a range questions. A link to the consultation, that ends on February 8th, is available in ...
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GLOBAL CSR sits down with Head of CSR Lea Juliussen

Head of CSR at the industry organisation Denmark’s Restaurants & Cafes (DRC): “The Professional Network Meeting provides me with valuable insights into CSR”. We caught up with Lea Marie Toft Juliussen, at the quarterly Professional Network Meeting hosted by GLOBAL CSR. Lea Marie Toft Juliussen is the Head of CSR at the ...
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Interview with former interns

“I learned to use the UNGPs and the OECD Guidelines” Last week we had the chance to catch up with Amalie Schou Nielsen and Victoria Hed, who interned at GLOBAL CSR during Spring 2020. We heard about their experience at GLOBAL CSR, as well as why they are interested in ...
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GLOBAL CSR at the annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, 2018

In November 2018, GLOBAL CSR participated at the annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights for the 7th year in a row. This year’s topic was on human rights due diligence in practice. GLOBAL CSR brought six companies with us, who presented pioneering work on documenting operational-level human rights ...
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