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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



Reporting et Droits de l'Homme en France

November 2018

Dans le contexte de la nouvelle loi sur le devoir de vigilance, "Reporting et Droits de l'Homme en France" de Shift vise à évaluer dans quelle mesure la nouvelle législation française rapproche les entreprises des attentes en matière de reporting définies par les Principes directeurs des Nations Unies relatifs aux entreprises et aux droits de l'homme.

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.

Handbook for Lawyers on Business and Human Rights

July 2017 | International Bar Assocation

This handbook, published by the International Bar Association, aims to assist lawyers who seek to integrate business and human rights considerations into the advice they provide to clients in relation to M&A and commercial transactions.

Shift Submission on Potential Modern Slavery Act in Australia

June 2017 | Shift

In May 2017 we submitted a position statement to the Australian government regarding its consideration of creating a regulation on business responsibility related to modern slavery.

Human Rights Reporting: Are Companies Telling Investors What They Need to Know?

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.

John Ruggie Letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

February 2017 | John G. Ruggie

Author of the Guiding Principles and Shift Chair John Ruggie writes to the President of the European Commission calling for greater EU leadership on business and human rights issues.

NBIM Workshop Report: Implementing the UN Guiding Principles

January 2017 | Shift | Partners: Norges Bank Investment Management

Summary report from a workshop facilitated by Shift for Norges Bank Investment Management and investee companies

Doing Business With Respect for 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.

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