These remarks were delivered by Professor Ruggie on October 6, 2020 at the conference ‘Human Rights and Decent Work in Global Supply Chains’, hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
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
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 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.
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 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.
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