Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Shift’s graphics or resources in my own research or publication?

Most of our publications have language on the acknowledgments page detailing how third parties can use content and attribute authorship.

If you intend to use our graphics, visual aids and other proprietary content, please contact communications [at] shiftproject [dot] org.

Is Shift a consultancy?

Shift is a mission-driven nonprofit organization. While we do provide advisory support to businesses, governments and other stakeholders, we differ from a consultancy in that:

  • We make sure that every project we take on is one that is in line with our mission to build a world where business gets done with respect for people’s dignity.
  • We help our partners build the internal capacity they need to address human rights rather than doing the work for them.
  • We are constantly distilling and sharing what we learn publicly in order to set new standards for business behavior.


Do you have any job openings or internships?

Please visit our careers page to learn about any job openings.

Where does Shift’s funding come from?

Shift is a US-registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. To learn more about our funding visit our transparency page.

Can Shift work with my company or organization?

We are always keen to explore new partnerships to help build a world where business is done with respect for people’s dignity. Please visit our contact page to get in touch with us.

Can Shift accept donations?

We can accept donations to which we apply a set of Board-approved criteria. Please email info [at] shiftproject [dot] org for more information.

How is Shift connected to Valuing Respect?

Valuing Respect is a flagship project owned and led by Shift. We work with a number of partners through this program. Please visit the Valuing Respect project microsite to learn more.

What are the UN Guiding Principles?

New to the Guiding Principles? Please visit our dedicated section for beginners to learn more about them.