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Support the Institute for Human Rights and Business

Support the Institute for Human Rights and Business
IHRB’s policy is to accept donations from businesses only for core operating expenses, rather than for specific projects or programmes. IHRB believes that its funding should be balanced and objectively procured and not influence its priorities in any way.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the work of the Institute for Human Rights and Business. If you would like to make a donation, please contact us at finance@ihrb.org

IHRB is registered as a charity in the UK and relies on donations from a range of sources to implement its programmes. We do so while always seeking to ensure the organisation safeguards its independence and impartiality.

As a matter of principle, IHRB believes it should accept funding from governments, civil society and business (its three core constituencies) but that this funding should be balanced and objectively procured and not influence its priorities in any way.

IHRB receives donations from a range of businesses and engages in an objective way of seeking support by writing to a range of Global Fortune 500 companies on an annual basis (excluding a small number of sectors based on a review of standards applied by socially responsible investors).

IHRB’s total operating budget for 2014 was £1.9 million with a balance of 80% of contributions coming from governments, 10% from foundations and 10% from business.

A list of IHRB funders for 2014-2015 is provided below. All funding enquiries and expressions of interest in supporting IHRB’s activities should be sent directly to:

2014/2015 IHRB Funders

Governments

2014/15 Government Donations and Grants:

  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • The Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • Denmark

2014/15 government services:

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (Unit for Policy Planning and Research)
  • Norwegian OECD National Contact Point
  • Swedish Credit Export Agency

Agencies and Trusts

  • International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
  • techUK
  • The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

Foundations

2014/15 Foundation Grants and Donations:

  • Anglo American Foundation
  • Clifford Chance Foundation
  • General Electric Foundation
  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
  • Open Society Foundation
  • Humanity United

Businesses

IHRB receives donations from a range of businesses and engages in an objective way of seeking support by writing to Global Fortune 500 companies on an annual basis (excluding a small number of sectors based on a review of standards applied by socially responsible investors).

2014/15 business donations:

  • ABB
  • BG Group
  • Chevron
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Eni
  • ExxonMobil
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • IKEA
  • Microsoft
  • Nestlé SA
  • Newmont Mining Corporation
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Shell
  • Syngenta
  • The Coca Cola Company
  • The Maersk Group
  • Unilever

Our Mission

The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) is a global centre of excellence and expertise (a think & do tank) on the relationship between business and internationally proclaimed human rights standards.

We work to shape policy, advance practice and strengthen accountability to ensure the activities of companies do not contribute to human rights abuses, and in fact lead to positive outcomes.

IHRB prioritizes its work through time-bound programmes.

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