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IHRB’s Chief Executive Gives Evidence to UK Joint Committee on Human Rights

On 16th June 2016, the Joint Committee on Human Rights in the UK Parliament announced an inquiry into human rights and business in the UK. The Inquiry is being undertaken in order to consider progress by the Government in implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights through...more

20 July 2016.

Diverse Coalition Commits to Making Human Rights Central to Mega-Sporting Events

Mega sporting events have the potential to help catalyze greater respect for human rights and international labour standards. The efforts of public and private actors involved in the delivery of these events contribute to a range of benefits including new jobs, improved infrastructure such as...more

20 June 2016.

Five Years On - IHRB Reflects on the State of Business and Human Rights

On June 16th 2011, the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The Guiding Principles were unprecedented on many levels, including by reaffirming and clarifying state duties to protect against abuses involving business and by...more

16 June 2016.

$4.8 Trillion Investor Coalition Announces Support for the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

A coalition of over 80 investors, with $4.8 trillion in assets under management, has pledged support for the creation of the world’s first wide-scale benchmark on companies’ human rights policies, processes and practices, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB).

The investors included in the...more

14 June 2016.

Become a Friend of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), an initiative driven by Aviva Investors, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Calvert Investments, Eiris, IHRB and VBDO to create the world's first wide-scale benchmark on corporate human rights performance.

As the CHRB approaches the release of the...more

16 May 2016.

Pwint Thit Sa - Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises (TiME) Survey 2016

MCRB will examine approximately 100 large Myanmar companies drawing on the list of top 1,000 income and commercial tax payers published by the Internal Revenue Department (IRD) and scoring each company on the basis of the 35 questions. This research is inspired by Transparency International’s TRAC...more

06 May 2016.

Introducing the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment

The Coca-Cola Company, HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IKEA and Unilever today in London launched a new collaboration, the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment, focused on promoting ethical recruitment and combating the exploitation of migrant workers in global supply chains across...more

04 May 2016.

IHRB Welcomes Susan Morgan as Research Fellow

IHRB is delighted to welcome Susan Morgan as an Research Fellow focusing on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. 

Susan has twenty years’ experience working in both the public and private sectors. For the last fifteen years she has worked with or in the technology sector. Now...more

16 March 2016.

IHRB-University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute Partnership on the Extractive Sector

The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) and IHRB have forged closer ties, signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the extractives sector and human rights.

The SMI is a leading research centre committed to improving the social performance of the...more

14 March 2016.

IHRBs Scott Jerbi Named 2016 LSE Research Fellow

IHRB's Senior Advisor Scott Jerbi has been awarded the 2016 David Davies of Llandinam (Dinam) Research Fellowship in the International Relations Department of the London School of Economics.

As the 2016 Dinam Research Fellow, Scott will study the role of public-private partnerships as a central...more

17 February 2016.

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