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An argument leverage-based business responsiblity for human rights, Stepan Wood

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An argument leverage-based business responsiblity for human rights
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An argument leverage-based business responsiblity for human rights
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Stepan Wood
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eng
Summary
Recent debates about "spheres of influence" in the context of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights raised the question of whether companies' human rights responsibilities arise, in part, from their leverage<U+0127> �their ability to influence the actions of others through their relationships. Special Representative John Ruggie rejected this proposition in the UN Framework for business and human rights. I argue, on the contrary, that leverage is a source of responsibility where there is a morally significant connection between the company and a rights-holder or rights-violator, the company is able to make an appreciable contribution to ameliorating the situation, it can do so at modest cost, and the threat to the rights-holder's human rights is substantial. In such circumstances companies have a responsibility to exercise leverage even though they did nothing to contribute to the situation. Such responsibility is qualified, not categorical; graduated, not binary; context-specific; practicable; consistent with the specialized social role of business; and not merely a negative responsibility to avoid harm but a positive responsibility to do good
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Wood, Stepan
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Robert Schuman Centre
Series statement
  • EUI working papers. RSC
  • EUI papers
  • Global Governance Programme
Series volume
  • 2011/48
  • 09
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  • Social responsibility of business
  • Human rights
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An argument leverage-based business responsiblity for human rights, Stepan Wood
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/18735
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Keywords: corporate responsibility; business and human rights; ISO 26000; sphere of influence
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-33)
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
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FIEb17003878
Dimensions
30 cm.
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33 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)914474859
Label
An argument leverage-based business responsiblity for human rights, Stepan Wood
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/18735
Publication
Note
Keywords: corporate responsibility; business and human rights; ISO 26000; sphere of influence
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-33)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17003878
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
33 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)914474859

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