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Time to establish human rights criteria for selecting corporate sponsors

31st January 2012

Author - Institute for Human Rights and Business

This commentary, written by IHRB's Salil Tripathi, looks at issues surround Dow Chemical and what this means for sponsorship of mega-sporting events.

The resignation of Meredith Alexander from the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 Olympics raises the question of the factors organisers consider in deciding supporters for such major events. Dow Chemical’s sponsorship of the Olympics has been contentious - with activist groups in the UK and in India, and some former Indian Olympians, joining the rising chorus of complaints over the company’s role in the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster and its aftermath.

Read the full commentary here.