Putting people and the planet at the core of business


Overviews of corporate accountability issues and guidance for civil society.

Holding Multinational Corporations to Account: Barriers and Opportunities in the Current State of Play

Monday, December 11th, 2017

This briefing offers an overview of the barriers to justice for victims of corporate abuses by the global subsidiaries of UK-headquartered companies, and the possible opportunities for overcoming them. It is based on a panel discussion that was held at law firm Leigh Day.

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Land Intensive Corporate Activity: The Impact on Women’s Rights

Friday, November 24th, 2017

This briefing summarises research from the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Essex on the gender impacts of land intensive corporate activities. The full report can be found here.

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Holding UK companies to account in the English courts for harming people in other countries/ Obligar a las compañías británicas a responder ante los tribunales ingleses por causar daño a personas en otros países

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

This guide has been prepared by CORE and London Mining Network to help communities, workers, and civil society organisations supporting them, to understand the process of using legal action in England to hold UK companies to account for harming people in other countries. The guide was prepared with assistance from Chris Esdaile at Leigh Day.

La presente guía tiene como objetivo ayudar a las comunidades y a los trabajadores, así como a las organizaciones de la sociedad civil que los apoyan, a entender el proceso que implica emprender una acción judicial en Inglaterra para obligar a compañías británicas a responder por los daños causados a personas en otros países.

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UK Modern Slavery Act: Register of slavery & human trafficking corporate statements released to date

Monday, March 7th, 2016

In this briefing, CORE and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre review 75 corporate statements on slavery and human trafficking that have been released to date to comply with the UK Modern Slavery Act.

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Implications of the Jackson reforms for human rights cases against multinational companies

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Following a review by Lord Justice Jackson in 2009, the UK government proposed wide-ranging reforms to the costs regime for civil litigation. This briefing note explains the negative consequences of the reforms for human rights court cases against multinational corporations.

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A Starter for 10

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Ten of the key issues, opportunities and discussion points on UK business, human rights and the environment, based on the premise that there is no single silver bullet to improving UK businesses’ human rights and environmental impacts.

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Why the UK needs a Commission for Business, Human Rights and the Environment

Friday, April 15th, 2011

CORE is proposing a new body to address the human rights and environmental impacts of UK companies when operating abroad. This briefing explains why and what it could look like.

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Act Now! A Campaigner’s Guide to the Companies Act 2006

Monday, October 1st, 2007

To mark the implementation of The Companies Act, CORE and the Trade Justice Movement  published ‘Act Now! A campaigner’s guide to the Companies Act’. The guide was sent with an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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Make UK Business Work for People and Planet

Monday, September 25th, 2006

This briefing offers a concise breakdown of the changes to the Companies Bill that CORE and TJM were calling for.

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Modernising Company Law: meeting the stakeholders challenge

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

The Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition argues that UK Company Law must reflect the interests of affected stakeholders, not just shareholders.

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From Red Tape to Road Signs

Monday, November 1st, 2004

The Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition

‘Red tape’ is the common phrase used by business to argue against any form of regulation. This booklet challenges the assertions made by business and provides a better understanding of what ‘red tape’ really is.

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