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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May 2017 | Michelle Langlois, Shift; supported by the UK Department for International Development, EY and Hermes Investment Management
This research assesses 74 of the world's largest companies for their maturity in reporting on human rights.
November 2016 | Global Compact Network Netherlands, Oxfam, Shift
This comprehensive and foundational guide offers practical advice, experiences and insights to help companies respect human rights.
November 2016 | Caroline Rees, Shift; Business and Sustainable Development Commission
Companies’ single greatest opportunity to contribute to human development lies in advancing respect for the human rights of workers and communities touched by their value chains.
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.