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23 April 2020 / COVID-19
COVID-19 reveals the paucity of companies’ social preparedness.
The massive disruptions to business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has entailed not only the abrupt layoff of millions of employees, but also the wide-scale cancellation of contracts along supply chains, affecting millions of workers around the world.
8 April 2020 / COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp relief the interconnectedness of business, economies and societies, and the vulnerabilities created by prevailing policies and practices that have left individuals and companies ill-prepared to manage the adverse effects of global emergencies.
1 April 2020 / COVID-19
As part of the team that developed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, I am intensely interested in all the good that some companies are doing during the COVID-19 crisis, such as paying workers despite shuttering operations. However, some company reactions to COVID-19 have also left me deeply concerned.