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Our resource library features a curated mix of baseline educational material about the Guiding Principles, as well as thought leadership articles on key challenges and trends, and links to relevant collaborations.

Publications



Making Rights-Respecting Business Decisions in a COVID-19 World

May 2020

This article aims to provide companies with a set of practical and immediately applicable approaches to better understand rising human rights risks related to the pandemic and how to make rights-respecting business decisions in response.

Dissecting Human Rights Disclosure: a Tool for Investors (Gender)

March 2020

This resource is part of a growing collection designed to help investors read and interpret corporate human rights disclosure. This specific resource focuses on excerpts from company reporting on company efforts to tackle gender-based impacts.

Dissecting Human Rights Disclosure: a Tool for Investors (Vulnerable Stakeholders)

March 2020

This resource is part of a growing collection designed to help investors read and interpret corporate human rights disclosure. This specific resource focuses on excerpts from company reporting on engagement with vulnerable stakeholders.

Respetar los Derechos Sindicales en las Cadenas Globales de Valor

February 2020 | Partners: Mondiaal FNV

Cada vez más, las empresas reconocen su responsabilidad de respetar los derechos humanos, incluyendo los derechos laborales como son la libertad de asociación y la negociación colectiva (conocidos en su conjunto como derechos sindicales). Con este recurso práctico, Shift y Mondiaal FNV buscan equipar a las empresas con ideas y herramientas para que puedan tomar acción y cerrar la brecha entre el compromiso y lo que sucede en la realidad.

Reporting et Droits de l'Homme en France (pt 2)

December 2019

Au cours de la phase 1 de cette étude, Shift a analysé le reporting en matière de droits de l'homme des 20 plus grandes entreprises françaises de 2017 et début 2018, avant que les entreprises ne soient tenues de se conformer à la loi sur le devoir de vigilance. Dans cette deuxième phase, nous examinons leurs premiers plans de vigilance et leurs rapports de mise en œuvre de 2018 et 2019.

Human Rights Reporting in France. Two Years In: Has the Duty of Vigilance Law led to more Meaningful Disclosure?

November 2019

This two-part study aims to uncover whether the French Duty of Vigilance Law, which imposes mandatory human rights due diligence and reporting, would have any influence on the maturity of the companies’ public disclosure, as measured against the expectations of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

Let's Talk Mandatory Measures: Supporting a Meaningful Discussion Among all Stakeholders

November 2019

In fulfilling their duty to protect human rights, states should 'consider a smart mix of measures -national and international, mandatory and voluntary. Yet despite this explicit encouragement to consider them in the UNGPs, mandatory measures have not been a central part of the mix considered in the first years of implementation. That is now changing. This publication touches on the current landscape of discussion and seeks to build bridges for conversations that can lead to meaningful outputs.

Respecting Trade Union Rights in Global Value Chains

October 2019 | Partners: Mondiaal FNV

Increasingly, businesses recognize their responsibility to respect human rights, including core labor rights like freedom of association and collective bargaining (jointly referred to as “trade union rights”). With this practical resource, Shift and Mondiaal FNV wish to equip companies with ideas and tools for taking action, in order to help close the gap between commitment and practice.

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