Shift’s library has a growing collection of resources, tools and reports designed to help a variety of stakeholders put the UN Guiding Principles into practice. By default, resources are listed chronologically. You can use the filters below to search by change agent, thematic expertise, pillar of the UN Guiding Principles and/or date. Additionally, you can use the search bar –available across all pages of this website– to look for resources by title, author or keyword.

Black Lives Matter: Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Corporate Responses

The progressive responses by some businesses to the Black Lives Matter protests, and the systemic racism they are calling attention to, have been framed as voluntary commitments of socially conscious companies. In fact, all businesses have an ironclad responsibility to address their connections to these underlying inequalities, as set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This briefing note sets out some of the implications of this responsibility.

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COVID-19 and Human Rights: Impacts and Business Action in the Seafood Sector

Panelists set the broader context of human rights impacts to workers in the wake of the pandemic, discuss the situation for seafood communities in Mexico specifically, and share what business can and should be doing to keep workers safe.

This webinar –organized by the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions— focused on: The experience of people on the frontlines of seafood production across geographies (focus on the Global South) with regard to human rights, health and safety, and equity before and during COVID-19 Current efforts and interventions to address these issues and where new approaches […]

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Respetar los Derechos Sindicales en las Cadenas Globales de Valor

Cada vez más, las empresas reconocen su responsabilidad de respetar los derechos humanos, incluyendo los derechos laborales como son la libertad de asociación y la negociación colectiva (conocidos en su conjunto como derechos sindicales). Con este recurso práctico, Shift y Mondiaal FNV buscan equipar a las empresas con ideas y herramientas para que puedan tomar acción y cerrar la brecha entre el compromiso y lo que sucede en la realidad.

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Remedy in sports

Shift Vice President  Rachel Davis offers an introduction into the concept of remedy, as understood under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This video was recorded at the Sporting Chance Forum 2019, in Geneva. 

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Handling and Resolving Local-Level Concerns and Grievances

Shift worked with ICMM in 2018 and 2019 to update the guidance they provide to their members on how to put in place effective operational-level grievance mechanisms, in line with the effectiveness criteria of the UN Guiding Principles. Our role included co-facilitating workshops with ICMM members; developing case studies with the support of ICMM members and inputting into the new guidance.

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Keynote Address by John Ruggie at the Conference ‘Business & Human Rights: Towards a Common Agenda for Action’

These remarks were originally delivered by Professor John Ruggie at the Conference ‘Business & Human Rights: Towards a Common Agenda for Action’, on December 2, 2019. The Conference was co-organized by Shift and the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU. Many thanks to the government of Finland for convening this timely and important conference. […]

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