Has Their Time Come? A Tale of Two Corporate Responsibility Movements

Amid the many calls for corporations to be socially responsible, two movements that have emerged since the turn of the 21st century stand out as being particularly serious about defining and holding corporations accountable to higher standards. One is the business and human rights (BHR) movement, which includes human rights advocates, socially responsible investors, businesses, government and UN officials, and academics and seeks to hold businesses accountable for harming human rights and to promote corporate respect for human rights. The other is the B Corp movement, comprised of two types of entities: benefit corporations, whose charters require them to have … Read more