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New Guide Helps Directors to Set the Tone on Human Rights

May 14, 2016

Today the the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a five-step guide, developed with Shift, to help UK board directors show leadership in ensuring their businesses fulfill their responsibility to respect human rights.

Independent Report Recommends how FIFA Needs to Manage the Far-Reaching Human Rights Risks of its Global Enterprise

April 14, 2016

An independent report written by John Ruggie, with support from Shift, sets out 25 recommendations for action by FIFA to implement the UN Guiding Principles.

OECD Includes Human Rights Due Diligence in Recommendations for Export Credit Agencies

April 14, 2016

The revised OECD Common Approaches says that export credit agencies should screen applications for severe human rights risks.

Database of Companies' Reporting on Human Rights Launches

March 22, 2016

Database gathers together for the first time companies' own reporting about how they are implementing the Guiding Principles.

John Ruggie to Develop Independent Recommendations on Human Rights for FIFA

December 15, 2015

Shift will support Ruggie's independent review and recommendations for FIFA on human rights.

Business and Human Rights Guidance for Bar Associations Adopted by IBA

November 18, 2015

Guidance includes steps for bar associations and law societies to implement as part of increasing awareness about business and human rights for the legal profession.

Shift Contributions to National Action Plans in the UK, US and Germany

August 29, 2015

Shift has recently submitted formal comments and spoken at hearings on National Action Plans.

First Comprehensive Guidance for Companies on Human Rights Reporting Launches in London

February 25, 2015

The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework lays out 31 questions for companies to answer about how they are managing human rights.

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