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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 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

The Current Use of Metrics in Company Human Rights Disclosure in the ICT 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 12 companies in the Internet and Communications (ICT) 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 Disclosure in the ICT Sector

Developing Red Flag Indicators of Human Rights Risks in Business Models

September 2019

This document describes Shift’s approach to developing Red Flag Indicators of human rights risks in business models.

Developing Red Flag Indicators of Human Rights Risks in Business Models

The Current Use of Metrics in Company Human Rights Reporting in Poland

September 2019

This report summarizes findings from research into the current use of metrics by Polish 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 Poland

Listening to Affected Stakeholders to Improve Business Human Rights Performance

August 2019

In this short Viewpoint, Shift Advisor Jana Mudronova discusses how meaningful stakeholder engagement can lead to more reliable, trusted and meaningful data, and play a key role in informing evaluation.

Listening to Affected Stakeholders to Improve Business Human Rights Performance

Evaluating Business Respect for Human Rights: A Theory of Change Methodology to Develop Meaningful Indicators

August 2019

In this piece, we discuss our Theory of Change methodology, and why it's such a valuable tool for evaluating business respect for human rights.

Evaluating Business Respect for Human Rights: A Theory of Change Methodology to Develop Meaningful Indicators

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


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