Human Rights Day: A Time for Businesses to Consider the Imperative to Address Human Rights and Social Impact


Special Counsel Betsy Popken, in advance of today’s recognition of Human Rights Day, has published this article in Chief Executive magazine outlining how 2020 has raised the stakes for business leaders to address human rights issues as part of the overall strategic vision for companies.

In the article, Betsy, co-leader of Orrick’s Business & Human Rights Practice, provides a roadmap for businesses to consider as they navigate human rights challenges globally, from sustainability and social unrest to protecting supply chains.

“With celebration of International Human Rights Day upon us, know this: Best practices related to human rights, social impact and sustainability have evolved greatly in 2020, moving from simply a moral imperative to a growing recognition of the importance and impact of the tie-in to the bottom line,” Betsy wrote.