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
November 2016 | Caroline Rees, Shift; Business and Sustainable Development Commission
Companies’ single greatest opportunity to contribute to human development lies in advancing respect for the human rights of workers and communities touched by their value chains.
November 2016 | John G. Ruggie
Respect for the dignity of every person is at the very core of the people part of sustainable development — and is critical for a socially sustainable globalization.
September 2016 | Caroline Rees
For business to realize its full contribution to sustainable development, it must put efforts to advance respect for human rights at the heart of its strategy.
September 2016 | Shift
In this webinar, Shift President Caroline Rees says that for business to realize its full contribution to sustainable development, it must put efforts to advance respect for human rights at the heart of its strategy.
September 2016 | David W. Rivkin, President
International Bar Association President David. W. Rivkin writes about the far-reaching implications of the IBA's new Practical Guide for business lawyers on human rights.
August 2016 | Partners: Mazars, Boston Common Asset Management, Clinique internationale de défense des droits humains de l’Université de Québec à Montréal, EY, Hermes Investment Management, Walden Asset Management
Through our reporting program we engage with companies, governments, investors and others about how reporting can be a driver of improved business respect for human rights.
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.