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The Foundations of Human Rights Due Diligence
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Due diligence is a term applied in various legal and business contexts. For example, during mergers, acquisitions or other large securities transactions, companies normally choose to undertake due diligence...

Mining
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Life sciences and healthcare
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Of the survey respondents, 8 classified themselves as being in the pharmaceutical and life science sector.

Technology and innovation
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Of our focus sectors, the technology sector was represented by the second smallest sample of survey respondents and largest number of interviews...

Financial institutions
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Of the sectors of focus, financial institutions were best represented. In all, 43 respondents classified themselves as being in this sector.

Executive summary
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Top incentives for conducting human rights due diligence

Introduction
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Business and human rights represents an evolving area of risk for businesses which is assuming an increasingly legal dimension.

Snapshot comparison by sector
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Within the group of survey and interview respondents, selected targeted contacts were those in four sectors: extractives (mining and energy); financial services; pharmaceuticals and life sciences; and...

Key findings from our empirical research
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Our survey and interviews sought to clarify existing business practices to understand what companies are currently doing in relation to human rights due diligence, with a particular focus on the three...

Detailed analysis by sector
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Energy
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25 survey respondents classified themselves as being in the energy sector (oil, gas and renewables). Around half (47.37%) of the energy sector respondents conducted express human rights due diligence, which...

Methodology
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Methodology