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CORE Conference

At the CORE (COrporate REsponsibility) Conference today there were many good ideas. A central part of the CORE campaign is a call for mandatory corporate responsibility reporting. There were many reasons given why a voluntary approach won’t work. But for me the most compelling idea was the need to recognise a “right to information”. This would complement a duty on companies to provide it. After all, if companies should respect our rights – and that duty is only enforceable with knowledge of what they are doing – then there must also be a right to that information.