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Our latest news and updates about putting the Guiding Principles into practice.


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New Guidance for Companies on How to Respect the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

January 17, 2015

Shift supported the development of the guidance, which aims to provide practical measures companies can take based on real-world practice.

UK FRC Issues Guidance on Human Rights Reporting for UK Listed Companies

June 9, 2014

Shift contributed comments on the draft guidance.

International Bar Association Takes Up UN Guiding Principles

May 14, 2014

The IBA has created a Business and Human Rights Working Group to help bars and law societies raise awareness of the importance of the Guiding Principles for lawyers.

UK Law Society Advisory Group Urges Implementation of UN Guiding Principles

March 27, 2014

The Advisory Group’s report outlines the business case for law firms to meet their responsibility to respect human rights, and calls on the Law Society to provide guidance for lawyers on how to advise clients on human rights.

Letter to European Commission on Conflict Minerals Reporting

March 14, 2014

Shift Chair John Ruggie expresses concern that optional reporting on due diligence risks allowing the least attentive companies to continue their current practices undeterred.

John Ruggie Remarks at UK Government Launch of National Action Plan

September 4, 2013

The UK is one of the first states to publish a National Action Plan on business and human rights.

Developing Global Human Rights Auditing Standards

November 12, 2012

Shift and Mazars launch the initiative to further implementation of the Guiding Principles.

In Memoriam: Annabelle T. Abaya

November 12, 2012

It is with deep sadness that Shift announces the passing of friend and Board member Annabelle T. Abaya.

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