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This document contains reflections offered by Shift to the World Economic Forum on its white paper ’Towards Common Metrics and Consistent Reporting on Sustainable Value Creation’. The document is based on Shift’s expertise and experience working directly with companies, standard setters and financial institutions. It focuses on indicators and metrics most relevant to the assessment of impacts on people, and draws on Shift’s work leading the improvement of human rights reporting by companies and Valuing Respect, our current initiative to advance better ways to evaluate business respect for human rights.
Letter sent by Shift, IHRB, The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and the European Coalition for Corporate Justice to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on the proposals to revise ISO 26000
A statement signed by ten civil society organizations calling on the European Commission to address two critical issues in the context of the reform of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD)
In February, the European Commission began seeking stakeholder feedback to inform the revision of the EU Non-financial reporting directive (NFRD) as part of its strategy to strengthen the foundations for sustainable investment. Shift made this submission as part of the consultation, drawing on our work over several years to strengthen human rights reporting standards in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Shift's Rachel Davis and Former UN Human Rights Chief, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein Delivered their Recommendations to IOC President Bach in February.
The Hub is part of Shift's three-year collaborative initiative to research and co-create better ways to evaluate business respect for human rights.
Shift is proud to be supporting the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in convening its flagship conference ‘Business and Human Rights: Towards a Common Agenda for Action’, to take place in Brussels on December 2, 2019.
Remarks by Caroline Rees on the role of the state according to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights at the Expert Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains, February 21, 2019, in Berlin.
Our Chair John Ruggie writes in a leading Swiss newspaper about the importance of the Swiss Parliament’s current consideration of a proposal to require human rights due diligence by Swiss business.
This new guidance from Mazars and Shift helps internal auditors and external assurance practitioners assess companies' human rights performance and reporting.
Shift's Rachel Davis chairs the Advisory Board, building on our work providing recommendations to FIFA on human rights.
Respecting human rights must be at the heart of any company’s contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals.
The development of the agreement was facilitated with support from Shift.
In September 2016 we submitted comments to the Italian government to support its development of a National Action Plan on business and human rights.
Guidance is designed to help bar associations and business lawyers understand the Guiding Principles, how they can be relevant to the advice they provide to clients, and their potential implications for law firms as business enterprises.
On May 30, 2016, ahead of the 2016 International Labour Conference, Shift Chair John Ruggie wrote a letter to ILO Director General Guy Ryder on specific aspects to be addressed at the Conference related to the Guiding Principles.
Today the the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a five-step guide, developed with Shift, to help UK board directors show leadership in ensuring their businesses fulfill their responsibility to respect human rights.
The revised OECD Common Approaches says that export credit agencies should screen applications for severe human rights risks.
An independent report written by John Ruggie, with support from Shift, sets out 25 recommendations for action by FIFA to implement the UN Guiding Principles.
Database gathers together for the first time companies' own reporting about how they are implementing the Guiding Principles.
Shift will support Ruggie's independent review and recommendations for FIFA on human rights.
Guidance includes steps for bar associations and law societies to implement as part of increasing awareness about business and human rights for the legal profession.
Shift has recently submitted formal comments and spoken at hearings on National Action Plans.
The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework lays out 31 questions for companies to answer about how they are managing human rights.
Shift supported the development of the guidance, which aims to provide practical measures companies can take based on real-world practice.
Shift contributed comments on the draft guidance.
The IBA has created a Business and Human Rights Working Group to help bars and law societies raise awareness of the importance of the Guiding Principles for lawyers.
The Advisory Group’s report outlines the business case for law firms to meet their responsibility to respect human rights, and calls on the Law Society to provide guidance for lawyers on how to advise clients on human rights.
Shift Chair John Ruggie expresses concern that optional reporting on due diligence risks allowing the least attentive companies to continue their current practices undeterred.
In 2013, Shift submitted comments to the UK Financial Reporting Council regarding draft guidance for companies on compliance with the UK Companies Act.
Shift and our Chair John Ruggie submit proposals to the Commission to enhance the alignment of the proposed Directive with the Guiding Principles.
The UK is one of the first states to publish a National Action Plan on business and human rights.
It is with deep sadness that Shift announces the passing of friend and Board member Annabelle T. Abaya.
Shift and Mazars launch the initiative to further implementation of the Guiding Principles.
The Shift team helped to author the briefs concerning the Alien Tort Statute case Kiobel v Royal Dutch Petroleum (Shell), which was heard at the US Supreme Court in 2012.
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