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Find a range of useful publications and resources relating to the private sector and human rights.

Establishing sustainable partnerships in response to COVID-19
October 2020

Linda Benraïs uses French examples to highlight lessons learned and emerging good business practices that can shape future COVID-19 partnerships.

The two sides of the digital response to the COVID-19 crisis
September 2020

Jennifer Easterday and Margherita Parodi write a spotlight piece about digital technologies during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Cerrejon's COVID-19 Response
August 2020

Luis Marulanda del Valle, Vice President of External Affairs and Communications of Cerrejon, speaks to Dr Mary Martin on how Cerrejon created its response strategy to COVID-19.

Watch the interview in English. / Watch the interview in Spanish.

Where now for the Partnership Agenda?
August 2020

Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic writes a short spotlight piece exploring partnerships in the post-COVID world.

Responsible Business: CEMEX's COVID-19 response strategy
July 2020

Martha Herrera Gonzáles, Global Director for Responsible Business at CEMEX, speaks to Dr Mary Martin on how CEMEX created its response strategy to COVID-19.

Watch the short interview in English. / Watch the short interview in Spanish.

COVID-19 and the Impact on Gender Equality
June 2020

A spotlight piece written by Christina Bache, Chair, United Nations, Principles for Responsible Management Education, Working Group on Business for Peace.

UNDP Colombia Launches Cascos de Vida in Response to COVID-19
June 2020

In Colombia, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched a multi-stakeholders project at the beginning of the pandemic to generate innovative solutions that would save both lives and livelihoods. Alejandro Pacheco, Strategic Advisor for Latin America at UNDP, explains to Mary Martin how the Cascos de Vida (helmets for life) initiative, which began with a competition to design protective face shields, kick-started national, regional and global efforts between companies, government and academia.

Watch the short interview on YouTube.

COVID-19 Challenges Governments Over Human Security in Latin America
May 2020

Marcelo Korc of the Pan American Health Organisation talks to Mary Martin about the ‘tremendous service’ the private sector can deliver in working with government to communicate the real risks of COVID-19 and build trust between communities, companies and government.

Watch the video on YouTube by clicking here.

COVID-19 and Business Human Rights
April 2020

Produced by Business & Human Rights and Semilla Consultores.

People, Profits and Peace report
February 2019

This report presents the Human Security Business Partnership (HSBP) Framework and proposals for the private sector to work towards the achievement of the SDGs. Produced by the UN Business and Human Security Initiative at LSE IDEAS.

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