The second pillar of the Guiding Principles provides a blueprint for businesses to prevent and address negative human rights impacts. This blueprint is made up of eight elements — click on the elements below to explore each one.
As companies implement the eight elements, they should also keep in mind these overarching concepts:
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February 2018 | John F. Sherman III
Developments in the legal profession in regards to providing counsel to corporate clients on preventing human rights impacts continue to advance, most recently in Europe.
February 2018 | Partners: Regional Partners: The Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, the ASEAN CSR Network and the Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business; Funders: Humanity United and Norges Bank Investment Management
February 2018 | Caroline Rees
The way businesses' social performance gets measured isn't working - at Shift, we are starting a major new collaboration to help change that.
December 2017 | Partners: Danish Institute for Human Rights
This collaborative project will equip and inspire companies to adopt coherent sustainable development strategies by embracing the power of initiatives that drive respect for human rights across operations and value chains.
In collaboration with leading civil society organizations, we call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres and United Nations Private Sector Forum 2017 participants to connect sustainable development with business respect for 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.
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.
May 2017 | Caroline Rees
This short framework for analysis and action offers a straightforward way for any company to work out how it should and can contribute to sustainable development.