In 2012, the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs put out a request for advice on the implementation of the Guiding Principles. Shift worked with the German sustainability organization adelphi and our other project partners — the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Tilburg University — to conduct this work. | Learn more about our engagement with the German government on its National Action Plan on business and human rights

The study includes a review of the expectations of German business and civil society stakeholders regarding government assistance and guidance in the implementation of the Guiding Principles; an evaluation of best practice examples from other relevant states; and concrete recommendations for action.