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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.


Human Rights and Corporate Law: Trends and Observations From a Cross-National Study Conducted by the Special Representative

May 2011 | John G. Ruggie; UN Human Rights Council

This report summarizes the findings based on extensive research and consultation with corporate law experts in multiple jurisdictions regarding the links between corporate and securities law and human rights.

Embedding Rights Compatible Grievance Processes for External Stakeholders Within Business Culture

August 2009 | John F. Sherman III; Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School

This resource summarizes key considerations for companies when creating an Integrated Conflict Management system to manage disputes with external stakeholders.

Getting it Right: Making Corporate-Community Relations Work

June 2009 | Mary B. Anderson and Luc Zandvliet; Greenleaf Publishing

This go-to guidance book on corporate-community relations in the extractive sector is based on nearly 10 years of field experience at 40 operational sites around the world.

Human Rights Translated: A Business and Reference Guide

November 2008 | Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University, International Business Leaders Forum, and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

This comprehensive, baseline resource for businesses lays out what human rights are and how businesses can impact them.

Protect, Respect and Remedy: A Framework for Business and Human Rights

April 2008 | John G. Ruggie; UN Human Rights Council

This report was submitted by John Ruggie to the UN Human Rights Council in 2008 and establishes the three-pillar framework for the Guiding Principles: protect, respect, remedy. It is not the Guiding Principles but helps to explain the rationale for them.

Mapping Grievance Mechanisms in the Business and Human Rights Arena

January 2008 | Caroline Rees, David Vermijs; Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School

This report analyzes the existing grievance mechanisms from companies, industry groups, multistakeholder initiatives, national human rights institutions, national labor dispute systems, development banks and international institutions.

Stakeholder Engagement: A Good Practice Handbook for Companies Doing Business in Emerging Markets

May 2007 | International Finance Corporation

This foundational guidance from the International Finance Corporation offers a comprehensive overview of how companies should engage with stakeholders, particularly potentially affected people.

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