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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.


The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Trade Union Guide

July 2013 | Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD

This guide, authored by the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD, is designed for trade unions and provides an overview of the Guidelines and how trade unions can make use of them.

European Commission Sector Guides on Implementing the Guiding Principles

June 2013 | European Commission; Shift and Institute for Human Rights and Business

These three comprehensive guidance documents cover all aspects of implementing the Guiding Principles for companies in three sectors: information and communication technologies (ICT), oil and gas and employment and recruitment.

Dispute or Dialogue? Community Perspectives on Company-Led Grievance Mechanisms

May 2013 | Emma Wilson and Emma Blackmore; International Institute for Environment and Development

This book explores the use and impact of company-community grievance mechanisms in the oil and gas, forestry, and mining sectors through a series of practical case studies.

Conducting Meaningful Stakeholder Consultation in Myanmar

April 2013 | Shift

This resource, based on extensive on-the-ground stakeholder consultations, is designed to help companies in or planning to enter the Myanmar market to develop and implement a stakeholder engagement strategy, aligned to the Guiding Principles.

Unternehmensverantwortung für Menschenrechte: Ableitung von Handlungsempfehlungen auf der Basis von Experteninterviews und internationalen Fallstudien

February 2013 | Shift, adelphi; German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

This study, partially authored by Shift and commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, reviews how the German government could support the implementation of the Guiding Principles.

The UN Guiding Principles: Practical Implications for Business Lawyers

January 2013 | John F. Sherman III; In-House Defense Quarterly

This resource focuses on the significance and implications of the Guiding Principles for corporate lawyers and the role of lawyers in meeting client business goals while respecting human rights.

GSCP Reference Tool on Supply Chain Social Performance Management Systems

January 2013 | Global Social Compliance Programme, Consumer Goods Forum

This resource, developed with support from Shift, provides a framework based on current good practices for companies that are developing a social compliance management system, or improving an existing supply chain social compliance monitoring program.

How to Use the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Company Research and Advocacy: A Guide for Civil Society Organisations

November 2012 | Mariëtte van Huijstee, Victor Ricco, Laura Ceresna-Chaturvedi; Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA), Cividep India

This guide is authored by leading civil society organizations in Argentina, India and the Netherlands.

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