Understanding the link between the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and risk management
Posted on 04-06-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

Last month, the inaugural Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) was launched. The Benchmark analysed 98 of the Global 500 largest publicly listed companies on their human rights performance. In this blog, we give insight into the results of the first analysis and explain why the CHRB matters. The... Read More

A Deeper Look into the 5 "P"s of Human Rights
Posted on 04-05-2017 by Anna Stevens

Two years ago, the United Nations set 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to “end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all” by 2030. This astounding effort, led by 193 countries, encourages organizations and citizens alike to take action and change the world for the... Read More

International Women’s Day: #BeBoldForChange and Modern Slavery
Posted on 03-08-2017 by Anna Stevens

Today is International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Visit http://www.internationalwomensday.com/ for more information. This day is a good moment to shine a light... Read More

PR Storylines and Lessons from the Oscars
Posted on 02-27-2017 by Megan Burnside

When the Academy Awards ceremony takes place, millions tune into the pageantry and excitement of the big night. Of course, as a PR professional, you have your own perspective of Hollywood's celebration of itself. There are plenty of lessons and useful tactics embedded in the endless campaigns actors... Read More

Adjusting Media Strategy at Times of Crisis
Posted on 01-20-2017 by Megan Burnside

When a disaster or bad publicity strikes a company, PR agencies and departments earn their keep. Of course, not every organization will thrive under tough circumstances. These events separate good PR teams that can provide positive return on investment from those that struggle. The media landscape... Read More

Strong risk of modern slavery in construction industry
Posted on 01-12-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

There is a "strong risk" of modern slavery in the global construction sector and its material supply chains, according to a recent LexisNexis report . The report found that forced labor and other exploitation that constitutes modern slavery are common, concealed and subject to inadequate prevention... Read More

3 Christmas presents that could be tainted by modern slavery
Posted on 12-20-2016 by susan.lawson-dawson@lexisnexis.com

Consumers’ purchasing behavior is increasingly influenced by businesses’ ethical behavior. Since this season of celebration and festivities and goes hand in hand with consumption, it is a good moment to look into some of the products that are at risk of being produced by people in modern... Read More

Anti-Slavery Day 2016: Your Due Diligence Efforts Can Make a Difference
Posted on 10-18-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

Around the globe, countries have declared October 18 Anti-Trafficking Day or Anti-Slavery Day to increase awareness into the ongoing plight of men, women and children impacted by modern slavery. As such, it is an ideal day to look at how companies can—and in some cases, are required to—mitigate... Read More

5 Strategic Prospect Research & Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits
Posted on 09-28-2016 by Janelle Coates

Co-authored by Kari Abitbol Last week, LexisNexis teamed up with a prospect research duo from The Helen Brown Group for a webinar presentation featuring key insights about the current fundraising climate trends. Elizabeth Roma , assistant director of research, and Rachel Dakarian , research associate... Read More

Defeating Modern Slavery Takes a Coordinated Effort
Posted on 09-01-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

With Labor Day just around the corner, we took a look at the dark side—forced labor. Three years ago, the UN General Assembly introduced World Day against Trafficking in Persons in conjunction with its Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The plan urges governments worldwide... Read More

Media Monitoring Shows Sexism Abounds...Still
Posted on 08-25-2016 by Megan Burnside

August 26 th is a big day in women’s history—that day in 1920 that Congress certified the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote. When Congress passed the joint resolution 51 years later to commemorate the event with an annual Women’s Equality Day, it said the holiday... Read More

How to Root Out Human Trafficking Risks in Your Supply Chain
Posted on 07-28-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

In the introduction to 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report published by the U.S. State Department, Secretary of State John Kerry urged for global supply chain transparency in response to modern slavery. He wrote, “The bottom line is that this is no time for complacency. Right now, across the globe... Read More

How Empowered Women Are Taking the Fundraising Lead
Posted on 06-21-2016 by Kari Abitbol

Two years ago, Emma Watson—or Hermione Granger for Harry Potter fans—took the stage as the United Nations’ Women Goodwill Ambassador to speak about gender equality and the UN’s “HeforShe” campaign . While the pace of progress has been slow since the UN enlisted 189... Read More

World Day Against Child Labor Highlights the Need for Due Diligence
Posted on 06-09-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

Today more than 168 million children aged 5-17 in work—most in horrible conditions— around the world. This Sunday, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will be raising awareness of child labor hidden in supply chains during World Day Against Child Labor . These children find themselves... Read More

Get Tips for Powering Up Due Diligence for the Energy Sector
Posted on 05-18-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

No industry is impervious to bribery and corruption risk, but companies linked to energy industries, in particular, face elevated risks in order to reap the equally high rewards. The PWC Global Crime Survey found that energy, utilities and mining saw a 6 percent increase in misdeeds related to bribery... Read More

News & Business Research Reveals Energy Industry Influences
Posted on 04-26-2016 by Janelle Coates

What market-driven influences are likely to shape the energy industry in 2016? We did some research using Nexis® to see what we could learn. Political developments always hold the potential to impact the energy sector—and election years tend to have the most pronounced effect. But there... Read More

Media Intelligence on Oscar Night’s Big Winners
Posted on 03-03-2016 by Megan Burnside

Media Intelligence on Oscar Night’s Big Winners The 88 th Academy Awards held last Sunday featured a frenzy of photographers and fans, a red carpet studded with Hollywood’s film-making elite and a protest led by Al Sharpton outside the Dolby Theatre. Without a doubt, this year’s... Read More

Know Your Vendors: Risks of Modern Slavery Demand Due Diligence
Posted on 02-24-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

The passage of the UK Modern Slavery Act last October means that a large number of companies must now attest to the risk mitigation processes used to keep forced labor out of their supply chains. The annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is required of any company or subsidiary that operates... Read More

Monitoring Macro Trends: Everyone is Hot on the Environment
Posted on 01-14-2016 by Megan Burnside

The environment has consistently been a hot topic, but at the end of 2015, it dominated headlines for weeks due to unusually warm temperatures in some places and extremely cold weather conditions in other parts of the United States. From tornadoes to blizzards and record highs to unseasonable lows, December... Read More

3 Ways You Can Evaluate Awareness in the Media
Posted on 10-05-2015 by Megan Burnside

In the classic cartoon, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown , Linus says , “There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.” Obviously, the media doesn’t hold to the same standards. It’s early days yet for... Read More

Fashioning a Compliant Supply Chain
Posted on 06-18-2015 by Ulyana Androsova

Earlier this year, the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) and ReThink Communications launched a campaign designed to increase awareness of sweatshop issues in the apparel and textile industries. Called “The Label Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story,” campaign, it highlights the plights of... Read More