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Gross inequality is the tragedy of the commons we must face up to in 2019

January 1, 2019

This article first appeared in the Ethical Corporation blog on December 18, 2018

John Ruggie Weighs In on Swiss Debate on Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence

March 22, 2018

Our Chair John Ruggie writes in a leading Swiss newspaper about the importance of the Swiss Parliament’s current consideration of a proposal to require human rights due diligence by Swiss business.

New Assurance Guidance Puts Human Rights at the Heart of Corporate Governance Debate

September 19, 2017

This new guidance from Mazars and Shift helps internal auditors and external assurance practitioners assess companies' human rights performance and reporting.

Initial Statement by FIFA’s New Independent Human Rights Advisory Board

March 16, 2017

Shift's Rachel Davis chairs the Advisory Board, building on our work providing recommendations to FIFA on human rights.

Business Risks Missing Out on its Best Chance to Contribute to Sustainable Development

November 14, 2016

Respecting human rights must be at the heart of any company’s contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Dutch Banks, Government, Unions and Civil Society Sign Groundbreaking Agreement on Business and Human Rights

November 2, 2016

The development of the agreement was facilitated with support from Shift.

IBA Issues Groundbreaking Practical Guide on Business and Human Rights for Business Lawyers

June 8, 2016

Guidance is designed to help bar associations and business lawyers understand the Guiding Principles, how they can be relevant to the advice they provide to clients, and their potential implications for law firms as business enterprises.

John Ruggie Letter to ILO Director General Guy Ryder

June 7, 2016

On May 30, 2016, ahead of the 2016 International Labour Conference, Shift Chair John Ruggie wrote a letter to ILO Director General Guy Ryder on specific aspects to be addressed at the Conference related to the Guiding Principles.

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