We work with individual governments to help them develop more effective policy and regulation on business respect for human rights. This work ranges across a variety of policy and regulatory areas and government departments, including individual ministries, export credit agencies and development finance institutions, independent regulators and national human rights institutions. As facilitators, we help governments engage in dialogue with companies, trade unions and civil society organizations on business and human rights topics. As advocates and experts on the Guiding Principles, we advise governments on policy and regulatory development and implementation.
Caroline Rees speaks at the Expert Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains, in Berlin. Photo courtesy of GIZ/Thomas Ecke
“Shift has given us unique, expert insight and tools that have enabled us to pragmatically work toward our goal of effectively implementing the UN Guiding Principles.” - Kamil Zabielski, Senior Social and Human Rights Specialist, Norwegian Export Credit Agency
As part of this program, we have worked with governmental bodies from countries including:
January 2013 | Partners: Norwegian OECD National Contact Point
Shift provided support to the Norwegian National Contact Point as it underwent a formal peer review process in 2013 in line with the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
January 2013 | Partners: adelphi
Shift helped to author guidance for the German government on implementation of the Guiding Principles in Germany.
October 2012 | Partners: Peruvian Superintendency of Banks, Insurers and Private Pension Funds
Shift supported the Superintendency of Banks, Insurers and Private Pension Funds in Peru in the development and implementation of a new regulation to strengthen due diligence in the Peruvian financial sector.
February 2012 | Partners: Institute for Human Rights and Business; European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise
This collaboration with a range of practitioners and stakeholders led to the development of guidance for three sectors on implementing the Guiding Principles.