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We are engaging in open, transparent and far-reaching discussions. And, we want you to be part of them.

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.


First Round of Multi-Stakeholder Consultations: New York, May 17, 2018

September 2018 | Shift

This is a summary with notes on the first Valuing Respect Multi-Stakeholder Consultation held in New York on May 17, 2018.

First Round of Multi-Stakeholder Consultations: New York, May 17, 2018

Discussion Paper #1 Evaluating Business Respect for Human Rights: Towards a Shared Way of Thinking

September 2018 | Shift

In Shift's first discussion paper for Valuing Respect, we propose two complementary ways to think about the breadth of information – and associated indicators - that might be useful in evaluating a company’s human rights performance and therefore supporting improvements in reporting and business respect for human rights.

Discussion Paper #1 Evaluating Business Respect for Human Rights: Towards a Shared Way of Thinking

Valuing Respect Call Note for International Advisory Group (IAG)

September 2018 | Shift

These are the call notes for our first Valuing Respect IAG calls on April 19th and May 1st.

Valuing Respect Call Note for International Advisory Group (IAG)

Viewing the Valuing Respect Project through the Lagging v. Leading Indicator Lens

September 2018 | John Sherman

In this piece, Shift's Senior Advisor John Sherman discusses the usefulness of lagging versus leading indicators in how we evaluate business respect for human rights, and what the future of these indicators might look like through the lens of Valuing Respect's mission.

Viewing the Valuing Respect Project through the Lagging v. Leading Indicator Lens

Evaluating Human Rights Performance

August 2018 | Georgie Erangey

This short piece, by Georgie Erangey, explores how effective these ESG ratings, indices and benchmarks are likely to be in driving corporate attention and investment into respect for human rights given the content of the indicators that they use.

Evaluating Human Rights Performance

The Way Businesses' Social Performance Gets Measured Isn't Working

February 2018 | Caroline Rees

In this opinion piece, Shift's President Caroline Rees provides insights on the need to find better and more meaningful ways to value corporate respect for human rights. This article first appeared in Shift's Viewpoints blog in February 2018, as part of the launch of Valuing Respect.

The Way Businesses' Social Performance Gets Measured Isn't Working


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