2020 年 27 巻 p. 125-136
This study reveals the direction of responsibility and the role that corporations should play from the viewpoint of Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR), which has not been clarified. With respect to human rights in Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights(UNGPs), corporate responsibility remains avoiding the abuse of human rights, not including its positive realization. However, Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)and social rights agreements overlap in content, and ISO26000 adopted UNGPs encourage organizations to go beyond legal compliance. Corporations are already playing key roles in realizing social rights and people cannot meet their basic needs without it. Therefore, from a CSR standpoint, corporations are strictly required to(1)develop the contents of social rights as their core business strategy and(2) integrate human rights into all their business activities. Furthermore, a new institutional framework for the protection of human rights that includes both state and corporations as the subject is required.