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.

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Tackling Child Labor: A Guide for Financial Institutions

This resource is a joint publication by Shift, The Centre for Child Rights and Business and UNICEF. It captures some of the key take-aways from the Financial Institutions Practitioners Circle session on child labor, and draws on the experience of the three organizations working with real-economy companies and financial institutions.

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Living Wage Accounting Model and Progress Tool

The Living Wage Accounting Model provides organizations with the means to measure and articulate progress towards payment of a living wage for their own employees, contractors, and workers in the first tier of their supply chain, by demonstrating the year-on-year movement of workers towards living wages.

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Understanding business impacts on people: the complementary approaches of ‘business and human rights’ and ‘social and human capital’

The fields of ‘business and human rights’ and ‘human and social capital’ address the management and measurement of business impacts on people – but there is often confusion about where these approaches overlap and where they diverge. This paper sets out the key similarities and differences between the two approaches and outlines how they can be applied together to inform business decision-making. This includes a closer look at terminology, outcomes and impacts, and their shared focus on people.

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