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From updates on policies and regulations to human rights primers to guidance for lawyers, this section features resources on special topics related to business and human rights.

Special Topics



NBIM Workshop Report: Implementing the UN Guiding Principles

January 2017 | Shift | Partners: Norges Bank Investment Management

Summary report from a workshop facilitated by Shift for Norges Bank Investment Management and investee companies

Supporting Financial Institutions to Implement the Guiding Principles

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.

ESG Toolkit for Fund Managers: Briefing Note on Human Rights

June 2016 | CDC - development financial institution of the UK government

This briefing note, issued by CDC, the development finance institution of the UK, aims to provide fund managers with a practical introduction to human rights.

Human Rights Due Diligence in High Risk Circumstances

March 2015 | Shift

This resource focuses on how to do human rights due diligence in high risk circumstances – and how to identify those circumstances in the first place.

Trends in Human Rights Due Diligence and Development Finance

October 2014 | Partners: Nordic Trust Fund

To help World Bank staff better understand how human rights relate to their core work, Shift interviewed issue experts and facilitated a workshop about experiences implementing human rights due diligence.

Supporting Norway's Export Credit Agency on the Guiding Principles

June 2014 | Partners: Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK)

Shift provided expert support to the Agency in 2013 on policies, stakeholder engagement and grievance pathways related to business and human rights.

Collaborating With the IFC on Guidance for High Risk Contexts

March 2013 | Partners: International Finance Corporation

Shift provided expert input to the International Finance Corporation on potential good practice guidance for its private sector clients on human rights due diligence in high risk circumstances.

Advising the Peruvian Financial Regulator on Improved Corporate Management of Social Conflict

October 2012 | Partners: Peruvian Superintendency of Banks, Insurers and Private Pension Funds

Shift supported the Superintendency of Banks, Insurers and Private Pension Funds in Peru in the development and implementation of a new regulation to strengthen due diligence in the Peruvian financial sector.