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:
FEATURED: From checklist approaches to the blame game, Shift's President Caroline Rees highlights where companies stumble in their efforts to implement the Guiding Principles -- and shares insight about how to overcome these barriers. See the Viewpoint
August 2016 | Partners: public and private financial institutions, including individual export credit agencies, development finance institutions and private banks
We're working directly with financial institutions and policymakers to build understanding of how the UN Guiding Principles can help financial institutions better manage risks to people arising from the projects and clients that they finance.
June 2016 | International Bar Association
This foundational guidance, issued by the International Bar Association, is designed to help bar associations and business lawyers everywhere understand the Guiding Principles.
May 2016 | Caroline Rees
New guidance published by the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission tells company boards what they need to know about human rights.
May 2016 | Shift and UK Equality and Human Rights Commission
This short guidance provides “need to know” information for company leaders about how to meet the UN Guiding Principles’ expectations of doing business with respect for human rights.
April 2016 | John G. Ruggie; Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
This independent report by former Special Representative John Ruggie and Shift recommends how global football body FIFA needs to manage the far-reaching human rights risks associated with its activities and relationships.
April 2016 | Shift, UN Global Compact
This webinar, hosted by the UN Global Compact, provides an overview and discussion of how human rights can and should be considered in mergers and acquisitions processes. It features speakers from Shift, Total and Ericsson.
February 2016 | John G. Ruggie
This open letter was authored by Shift Chair John Ruggie and sent to the heads of the Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development.
February 2016 | Shift and Mazars; UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework
What are salient human rights issues and why do they matter? This short video introduces the concept and explains how companies should focus on salient issues for both action and reporting.