How can a company identify and prioritize its human rights risks? What options for remedy should be available to victims of corporate-related human rights abuses? What are governments expected to do when it comes to business and human rights? Hover over the dropdown tabs below to find answers to these questions and more.
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For business to realize its full contribution to sustainable development, it must put efforts to advance respect for human rights at the heart of its strategy.
June 2016 | International Bar Association
This foundational guidance, issued by the International Bar Association, is designed to help bar associations and business lawyers everywhere understand the Guiding Principles.
May 2016 | Shift and UK Equality and Human Rights Commission
This short guidance provides “need to know” information for company leaders about how to meet the UN Guiding Principles’ expectations of doing business with respect for human rights.
April 2016 | John G. Ruggie; Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
This independent report by former Special Representative John Ruggie and Shift recommends how global football body FIFA needs to manage the far-reaching human rights risks associated with its activities and relationships.
February 2015 | Shift, Mazars
The UNGP Reporting Framework and its 31 “smart” questions guide a company through the steps they should take to both manage human rights risks and report on them.