How can a company identify and prioritize its human rights risks? What options for remedy should be available to victims of corporate-related human rights abuses? What are governments expected to do when it comes to business and human rights? Hover over the dropdown tabs below to find answers to these questions and more.
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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 | Michelle Langlois, Shift; supported by the UK Department for International Development, EY and Hermes Investment Management
This research assesses 74 of the world's largest companies for their maturity in reporting on human rights.
November 2016 | Global Compact Network Netherlands, Oxfam, Shift
This comprehensive and foundational guide offers practical advice, experiences and insights to help companies respect 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.
February 2015 | Shift, Mazars
The UNGP Reporting Framework and its 31 “smart” questions guide a company through the steps they should take to both manage human rights risks and report on them.