Put Climate at Heart of Business and Human Rights Work
Environmental, Business and Human Rights Law
It was a prophetic warning that Kofi Annan issued in front of the World Economic Forum 18 years ago when he cautioned that globalization would be “vulnerable to backlash from all the ‘isms’ of our post-Cold War world: protectionism, populism, nationalism, ethnic chauvinism, fanaticism and terrorism.”
The then-secretary-general of the UN explained to the global elite gathered in the Swiss resort town of Davos that in order to inoculate themselves against this backlash, they would need to commit to sustainability.
Sara Seck, “Put Climate at Heart of Business and Human Rights Work” (4 January 2017), online: Center for International Governance Innovation < https://www.cigionline.org/articles/put-climate-heart-business-and-human-rights-work > [perma.cc/D336-54Q2].