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.
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.
February 2017 | John G. Ruggie
In this keynote address to G20 countries, Shift Chair and Guiding Principles author John Ruggie argues that effectively managed global supply chains can be significant leverage points to make globalization work better for all.
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 September 2016 we submitted comments to the Italian government to support its development of a National Action Plan on business and human rights.
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 | Caroline Rees and Rachel Davis, Co-Founders of Shift
Five years after the endorsement of the Guiding Principles at the UN - and the founding of Shift - we reflect on five positive areas of progress, and five areas where urgent progress is needed.