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Can Big Business Police Itself on Supply-Chain Human Rights? It’s Complicated.

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Codes of conduct and other voluntary regulatory mechanisms have not only failed to hold businesses to account for supply-chain human-rights abuses, but they also serve to “entrench corporate power” by preventing civil society from acting as an agent of change, a blistering new report claims. The study of 40 international multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs)—including fashion-linked groups…

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