The Shift Library
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 search bar to look for titles by keyword or author, or use the filters below to search by change agent, thematic expertise, pillar of the UN Guiding Principles and/or date. Looking for Valuing Respect tools and resources? Visit the dedicated library of resources of the project, here.
Climate Change and Human Rights: Avoiding pitfalls for financial institutions
This draft paper explores the nexus between climate change strategy and action by financial institutions and the responsibility to respect human rights in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)
Enhancing the S in ESG: Tools for Investors and Lenders to Drive Better Evaluation and Engagement on Human Rights
This series provides an overview of the indicators and tools developed through Shift's Valuing Respect Project, to help investors and lenders evaluate and engage on human rights. It offers an approach to the Business Model Red Flags, the Leadership and Governance Indicators, and the Indicator Design Tool.
The Case for Living Wages: How Paying Living Wages Improves Business Performance and Tackles Poverty
This report, jointly published by Business Fights Poverty, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and Shift with support from Unilever, reveals why paying a living wage, and ensuring they are paid in the value chain, pays back to the bottom line by strengthening business performance, resilience, and stability, while delivering measurable, social impact and enabling businesses to more effectively deliver on human and labour rights obligations.
Shift’s Analysis of the EU Commission’s Proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive
Shift welcomes the proposal of the EU Commission for a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. This analysis offers our five initial reflections on how the proposal can be optimized by better aligning with the UN Guiding Principles and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Financial Institutions and Remedy: Myths and Misconceptions
In the second output of our Financial Institutions Practitioners Circle, we explore five persistent myths about financial institutions and remedy that may cause internal blockages and get in the way of achieving better outcomes for people. We address each of these myths and offer insights into emerging good practices as well as initial steps that FIs can take to move in the right direction.