Our team facilitates dialogue, builds capacity and develops new approaches with companies, government, civil society organizations and international institutions to enable them to implement the Guiding Principles. We are a non-profit, mission-driven organization.
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We provide expert advice for a small group of companies that are serious about human rights and use what we learn to help build broader understanding.
We provide expertise and and facilitate dialogue processes for governments to support more effective policy and regulation on business and human rights.
We work collaboratively with intergovernmental institutions, industry and multistakeholder initiatives to develop practical approaches to human rights challenges.
We share thought leadership and build organization’s own capacity through speaking engagements, opinion articles and interactive workshops.
“The Shift team’s unique combination of strategic policy advice and practical experience with companies and other stakeholders has been invaluable to our work.”
To achieve our vision we equip business leaders to implement the Guiding Principles, and we engage those who influence companies' action to create the incentives, requirements and collaboration needed to embed respect for human rights into business.