Richard Boele

Richard Boele

Partner, KPMG Banarra, Human Rights & Social Impact Services

Articles by Richard Boele

Social Impact

How is it that we end up buying stuff made by slaves?

Few of us knowingly buy products or services made by slaves. Yet we do so every day.

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#humanrightsday governments, business & individuals must collaborate to stop exploitation

There is no doubt in my mind that business approaches to human rights are maturing rapidly. Only a few years ago, many of my conversations with companies were focused on…

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No social license to operate? Beware, it may scuttle your project

Infrastructure participants have been talking about the concept of social license for some time. Initially created by the mining sector in an attempt to come to terms with the growing…

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Human rights abuses in a supply chain can bring a company undone

Human rights abuses in a supply chain can bring a company undone. In March 2016, hundreds of professionals working in the rapidly growing ethical sourcing industry came together in London…

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Will 2016 be the tipping point for business to act on human rights?

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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