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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.


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.

Doing Business with Respect for Human Rights Guide: Now Available in Spanish

February 2019 | Partners: Global Compact Network Netherlands, Oxfam

Hacer Negocios Respetando los Derechos Humanos es una guía completa para los empresas de todos los tamaños, industrias y lugares. Está dirigido al personal de la empresa que quiere saber más sobre cómo los derechos humanos son relevantes para el negocio, qué es lo que se espera que las empresas puedan hacer acerca de ellos y cómo hacerlo.

Human Rights Reporting in the Canadian Mining Sector

January 2019

Over the past few months, Shift has analyzed the human rights disclosure of 18 Canadian mining companies (traditional mining companies, along with a number of streaming and royalty companies). Our research revealed strengths and weaknesses of the sector’s reporting trends, which informed our key recommendations. Undoubtedly, analysis of the Canadian mining sector’s human rights disclosure can be a significant entry point for addressing human rights disclosure, and underlying human rights performance, of the mining industry globally.

Human Rights Reporting in France

September 2018

For 3 years, Shift’s Reporting Program has mapped and analyzed the human rights disclosure of over 130 companies around the world. In this special report, we are bringing the spotlight to France, where we have analyzed and dissected the reporting of the top 20 companies listed on the CAC 40 index (by market cap). The purpose of this two-part report is to evaluate the extent to which the new French legislation brings companies closer to the reporting expectations that were set by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

The Human Rights Opportunity (in collaboration with WBCSD)

August 2018 | Partners: World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Shift’s “The Human Rights Opportunity” offers 15 practical examples of how companies and multi-stakeholder initiatives are aiming to address human rights impacts and, at the same time, are showing great promise in delivering significant contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through this report, we seek to provide inspiration for how companies can harness innovation, leadership, influence and partnerships to tackle negative impacts in ways that maximize positive outcomes for people, in line with the SDGs.

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