About the group

About the group

Working group was founded to bring further expertise to the European parliament on topics related to responsible business and to increase discussion between various stakeholder groups and EU institutions.

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Members

Members

Responsible Business Conduct working group gathers MEPs from most political groups
of the European Parliament.

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Resources

Resources

European Parliament decisions and reports related to responsible business conduct.

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THE TIME IS NOW: THE EU MUST ADOPT A NEW REGULATION TO SHIFT CORPORATE CULTURE AND TACKLE THE ROOT CAUSES OF DEFORESTATION

Text by Jo Blackman, Global WitnessThe blog was originally published on Global Witness website on 7th November 2019 Could European politicians be sitting up and finally paying real attention to climate breakdown? The last few months have seen strong rhetoric on a European Green Deal from the new European Commission, and the circle of interest

Shadow EU Action plan handed to the EU executive

The chair of the Responsible Business Conduct working group, Heidi Hautala, has handed over the Shadow EU Action Plan on Business and Human Rights to the Director General of DG Justice Tiina Astola, the Deputy Secretary General in charge of Global and Economic Issues at the European External Action Service, Christian Leffler and William Sleath

Sign the Pledge on Business and Human Rights

Sign the pledge here! As the world’s largest economy the European Union (EU) has a particular responsibility to prove leadership in the promotion and protection of human rights against harm linked to business operations.  The obligation to protect requires the EU and its Member States to prevent infringements of human rights that occur inside the

Business and Human Rights Exhibition 12 March 2019

The RBC working group organised an Exhibition on Business and Human Rights at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the 11-14 March. At the exhibition the Pledge on Business and Human Rights for opened for signatures for current MEPs as well as Candidates in the European Elections. Below Anne-Marie Mineur’s Speech at the Opening of

Gearing up EU Action

The debate in the EU on responsible business conduct has evolved greatly in the past 5 years and now before the European elections in May, it is time to take stock of where the EU is. But, most importantly we need to look ahead. How do the instruments currently at EU’s disposal serve the purpose