Leadership and governance can reinforce or undermine rights-respecting corporate cultures. With the right tools, business leaders and their stakeholders can focus on those things that support key qualities and behaviors to be seriously embedded throughout the organization.
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This resource aims to provide a menu of indicators of leadership and governance to help evaluate a company's progress towards building a rights-respecting culture. They are grounded in four features of corporate culture that are central to respect for human rights: authenticity of commitment, responsibility and accountability, respect and empathy, and organizational learning.
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.
In this piece, Shift's Senior Advisor John Sherman discusses the importance of building a corporate culture that respects human rights.
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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.