In 2019, Shift supported the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in convening the flagship conference ‘Business and Human Rights: Towards a Common Agenda for Action’
In April 2019, Shift and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) co-convened a workshop to explore the challenges, experiences and leading practices of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in fulfilling the responsibility to respect human rights. This summary note, published by IOE, provides an overview of the key takeaways.
Shift is supporting the Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Affairs as part of a process to engage leading Dutch business sectors in developing sector-based covenants to address “international CSR” risks.
Shift and Former UN Human Rights Chief to Advise the International Olympic Committee on Developing a Human Rights Strategic Framework
This one-year project will build the foundations to help the International Olympic Committee develop a strategic framework to fulfill its responsibility to respect human rights.
This briefing paper was commissioned by the United Nations University, as part of the Liechtenstein Initiative for a Financial Sector Commission's efforts to push beyond the boundaries of compliance towards creative financial sector action to prevent and address modern slavery and human trafficking.
Shift Chair John Ruggie conducted an independent review and issued recommendations for FIFA on human rights, with support from the Shift team.
Over a period of several years, Shift supported several National Contact Point systems to help them better fulfill their role as part of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Shift provided expert support to CSR Europe to help its member companies understand how to effectively embed respect for human rights across their operations, and particularly in the key functions in human resources, procurement and risk.