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Businesses and NGOs have more to gain by working together

Advice for more effective partnerships

| Japan
The Tokyo skyline reflected in a mirror on Shibuya Sky Deck, pictured on July 22: corporations should understand the value of collaboration with civil society organizations.   © Getty Images

Ben Fouracre, a global investigations specialist, is Japan managing director and APAC leader for J.S. Held, Tokyo. Jody Ono is specially appointed professor at Hitotsubashi ICS, Hitotsubashi University Business School and an outside director at Mabuchi Motor.

Calls for more human rights due diligence are extending global scrutiny to the long-obscured treatment of people working in our supply chains. Rapidly evolving regulations are putting new forms of pressure on companies to respond and be accountable for the social impact of their operations.

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