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We collaborate with companies, governments, civil society organization, investors and others around the world to put the Guiding Principles into practice.


Collaborating With the IFC on Guidance for High Risk Contexts

March 2013 | Partners: International Finance Corporation

Shift provided expert input to the International Finance Corporation on potential good practice guidance for its private sector clients on human rights due diligence in high risk circumstances.

Supporting the Norwegian OECD National Contact Point

January 2013 | Partners: Norwegian OECD National Contact Point

Shift provided support to the Norwegian National Contact Point as it underwent a formal peer review process in 2013 in line with the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

Advising the German Labor Ministry on Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles

January 2013 | Partners: adelphi

Shift helped to author guidance for the German government on implementation of the Guiding Principles in Germany.

Human Rights Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative

November 2012 | Partners: Mazars

This initiative seeks to provide companies with comprehensive guidance about how to report on and assure human rights management and performance.

Advising the Peruvian Financial Regulator on Improved Corporate Management of Social Conflict

October 2012 | Partners: Peruvian Superintendency of Banks, Insurers and Private Pension Funds

Shift supported the Superintendency of Banks, Insurers and Private Pension Funds in Peru in the development and implementation of a new regulation to strengthen due diligence in the Peruvian financial sector.

Advising the International Council of Toy Industries on Alignment with the Guiding Principles

October 2012 | Partners: ICTI CARE Foundation

Shift conducted a high-level gap analysis designed to review and assess the general strengths and weaknesses of ICTI CARE processes against the Guiding Principles.

Bringing A Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship

September 2012 | Partners: Pacific Institute, UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate

This collaboration focused on developing guidance to help companies respect the human rights to water and sanitation.

Innovations in Global Supply Chains

September 2012 | Partners: Global Social Compliance Programme (Consumer Goods Forum)

This collaboration sought to identify, analyze and disseminate innovative models that incentivize good labor rights practices in global supply chains.