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"We believe in a world where business gets done with respect for people’s dignity. No caveats. No exceptions"

Caroline Rees, President and Co-Founder, Shift

Shift is the leading center of expertise on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Our global team of experts works across all continents and sectors to challenge assumptions, push boundaries, and redefine corporate practice, in order to build a world where business gets done with respect for people’s dignity, everywhere and all the time. We are a non-profit, mission-driven organization headquartered in New York City.

What we do


This section lists all of Shift’s original publications, including reports, handbooks, webinars and other forms of guidance on how to put the UN Guiding Principles into practice.


This section lists the reports, publications and other research outputs that we publish in partnership with our allies from the public, private and nonprofit sectors.


Shift's 'Viewpoints' offers a curated mix of short opinion pieces and commentaries written by our team members, aimed at providing thought leadership derived from the hands-on work that we do every day.

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