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In the spirit of an open, collaborative process we are posting everything about the Valuing Respect conversation here - including consultation reports, research papers, think pieces, advisory group call notes and project updates. We invite you to follow the conversation and to use any of the findings and ideas in your own work. And please contact us with comments on the materials we post, or to suggest new angles to the conversation.


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Second Round of Multi-Stakeholder Expert Consultations: London, July 2, 2019

August 2019

This document summarizes the conversations we had in London on July 2,2019. The London consultation was part of the first round of regional consultations that we embarked on during 2019.

Second Round of Multi-Stakeholder Expert Consultations: London, July 2, 2019

Stakeholder Voice: Learning from Affected Stakeholders to Better Evaluate Program Effectiveness and Outcomes

July 2019

An increasing number of companies, investors and civil society organisations have expressed the need to better evaluate the effectiveness of company efforts to mitigate adverse human rights impacts in terms of outcomes for affected stakeholders. This paper focuses on ways to involve “stakeholder voice” in that evaluation, by which we mean the experiences, perspectives and insights of affected stakeholders. These are stakeholders who are affected by companies’ operations and business relationships, and can include community members, workers and consumers.

Stakeholder Voice: Learning from Affected Stakeholders to Better Evaluate Program Effectiveness and Outcomes

Expert Roundtable on Business, Human Rights and Behavioral Science: A Summary Report

July 2019

This document summarizes our expert roundtable on April 24, 2019, where we explored the ways that behavioral science informs the public sector, and presented this research in an attempt to find ways in which these practices could be used to promote business respect for human rights.

Expert Roundtable on Business, Human Rights and Behavioral Science: A Summary Report

Business and Human Rights Meets Behavioral Science: A Background Note

July 2019

This pre-read for our April 26th consultation in London provides a brief overview of current thinking in behavioral science, and ways we might apply that thinking in a business and human rights context to improve outcomes for people.

Business and Human Rights Meets Behavioral Science: A Background Note

Second Round of Multi-Stakeholder Expert Consultations: New York City, May 1, 2019

July 2019

This document summarizes the conversations we had in New York City on May 1,2019. The NYC consultation was part of the first round of regional consultations that we embarked on during 2019.

Second Round of Multi-Stakeholder Expert Consultations: New York City, May 1, 2019

Expert Roundtable on Business, Human Rights and Accounting: A Summary Report

June 2019

This document is a summary of the expert roundtable discussion on business, human rights and accounting that took place on April 24, 2019, in collaboration with Manchester Business School, St Andrew’s University, and hosted by the Institute for Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Expert Roundtable on Business, Human Rights and Accounting: A Summary Report

Accounting for Companies' Human Rights Performance

June 2019

In this discussion paper, we propose that a fundamental paradigm shift is needed in the field of accounting in order to incorporate the societal need for, and value from, business conduct that respects human rights.

Accounting for Companies' Human Rights Performance

Valuing Respect: Going from Research that Makes the Case, to Tools that Make the Difference

April 2019

Project Lead Mark Hodge writes for Shift's Viewpoints blog on progress made in 2018 and discusses the beta version of a new tool to help companies evaluate outcomes for people.

Valuing Respect: Going from Research that Makes the Case, to Tools that Make the Difference


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