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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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The Problem with How we Measure Business Respect for Human Rights

September 2019

This visual two-pager summarizes our findings after reviewing over 1,200 questions in eight major Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rankings, ratings and indices, including 400 that focus on the 'S' component. It also highlights some of our most recent research in issue-specific areas.

The Problem with How we Measure Business Respect for Human Rights

Analysis of ESG Rankings, Ratings and Indices

September 2019

This document provides a deeper look into the analysis that we conducted of 1,200 questions in 8 major Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rankings, ratings and indices, including 400 that focus on the ā€˜Sā€™ component.

Analysis of ESG Rankings, Ratings and Indices

A Theory of Change Methodology to Develop Meaningful Indicators

September 2019

This resource offers an introduction to a new methodology that Shift is currently testing, through Valuing Respect, to evaluate specific human rights interventions through a 'theory of change' lens. It provides a simple framework for companies and their stakeholders to develop and work with indicators in ways that support learning about what is working and why.

A Theory of Change Methodology to Develop Meaningful Indicators

Developing Indicators of Rights-Respecting Leadership and Governance

September 2019

This resource offers a menu of indicators for rights-respecting leadership and governance that companies and their stakeholders can draw upon to gather signals about a company's commitment, seriousness and competence to embed respect for human rights into the business. The indicators have been developed to be relevant to all companies regardless of size, ownership or industry.

Developing Indicators of Rights-Respecting Leadership and Governance

The Current Use of Metrics in Company Human Rights Reporting in Southeast Asia

September 2019

This report summarizes findings from research into the current use of metrics by Southeast Asian companies in their human rights-related reporting. The research is a contribution to the Valuing Respect project research stream, to build empirical evidence for how businesses currently track the progress and effectiveness of their efforts to respect human rights. The research was conducted from mid 2018 to early 2019, and has informed the direction and focus of the Valuing Respect project.

The Current Use of Metrics in Company Human Rights Reporting in Southeast Asia

The Current Use of Metrics in Company Human Rights Reporting in the Food and Beverage Sector

September 2019

This fact-sheet summarizes findings from research conducted by the University of Fordham Law Clinic into the current use of metrics in the human rights reporting of companies in the food and beverage sector included in the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Database. The research was conducted from mid-2018 to early 2019. It has informed the direction and focus of the Valuing Respect project.

The Current Use of Metrics in Company Human Rights Reporting in the Food and Beverage Sector

The Current Use of Metrics in Company Human Rights Reporting South Africa

September 2019

This report summarizes findings from research into the current use of metrics by South African companies in their human rights related reporting. The research is a contribution to the Valuing Respect project research stream, to build empirical evidence for how businesses currently track the progress and effectiveness of their efforts to respect human rights. The research was conducted from mid 2018 to early 2019, and has informed the direction and focus of the Valuing Respect project.

The Current Use of Metrics in Company Human Rights Reporting South Africa

The Current Use of Metrics in Human Rights Disclosure in the Extractives and Oil Equipment Sector

September 2019

This fact sheet summarizes findings from research by the University of Fordham Law Clinic into the current use of metrics in the human rights reporting of 25 companies in the extractives and oil equipment sector included in the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Database. The research was conducted form mid 2018 to early 2019, and has informed the direction and focus of the Valuing Respect project.

The Current Use of Metrics in Human Rights Disclosure in the Extractives and Oil Equipment Sector


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