The NOVA Knowledge Centre for Business, Human Rights and the Environment

The NOVA Knowledge Centre for Business, Human Rights and the Environment (NOVA BHRE) is an innovative and multidisciplinary academic centre within the Nova School of Law. It was founded by its current director Claire Bright, and is supported by a team composed of experts both from NOVA School of Law and NOVA School of Business & Economics (NOVA SBE) as well as external experts from all around the world.

The main goal of the NOVA BHRE is to foster responsible business conduct that upholds respect for human rights, decent work and environmental standards throughout their entire global value chains, thereby also advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The centre is focused on applied academic work, which puts the latest academic research directly into practice, and clarifies the role of law in corporate sustainability.

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NOVA BHRE Newsletter April 2024

Upcoming events, activities, publications and blog posts.

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NOVA BHRE Newsletter March 2024

Upcoming events, activities, publications and blog posts.

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Interview of the NOVA BHRE in Vida Judiciária

The NOVA BHRE was interviewed by the Portuguese Journal Vida Judiciária. In the interview, the NOVA BHRE explained its mission and the main pillars of its work. It also explored the various initiatives carried out by the centre, including its collaboration with companies in the implementation of human rights policies and due diligence processes on human rights and the environment. Finally, it highlighted the challenges and opportunities of embracing human rights in the business context, as well as the Centre’s plans for future development.
The interview is available in Portuguese in the January-February 2024 edition of the journal Vida Judiciária.

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The EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive: Articles 10 and 11

Some of the key elements to be highlighted about articles 10 and 11 of the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive.

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