IHRB's primary benchmarking activities are focused on the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), a multi-stakeholder initiative made up of private sector and not for profit organisations: Aviva Investors, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Calvert Investments, IHRB, VBDO and Vigeo Eiris.
These organisations came together in 2013 united behind the conviction that there was a gap that needed to be filled in order to shift the current state of global business practice on human rights. That gap was the need for an incentive system prompting companies to excel on human rights performance and disclosure and compete against their peers.
The CHRB seeks to utilise public transparency combined with public rankings of companies’ human rights performance to drive a race to the top of the annual Benchmark. The CHRB pilot methodology was published in March 2016 and the first Pilot Benchmark will be published in early 2017, assessing the top 100 companies across the agricultural products, apparel and extractives industries on their human rights policies, processes and performance. Long-term the CHRB will expand to other sectors to ultimately rank the top 500 companies each year.
Respecting human rights should be a competitive advantage.
19 August 2016
- Report: CHRB Methodology Published - World’s First Ranking of Companies’ Human Rights Performance Begins
- Report: Key Insights and Revised CHRB Approach Following June-October 2015 Consultations
- Meeting Report: Measuring and Tracking Business Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles
- Report: CHRB Draft Framework and Indicators for Global Consultation
News & Events
13 March 2017
- News: Update on the Corporate Human Rights Benchark - November 2016
- News: Update on CHRB Timeframe
- News: Five Years On - IHRB Reflects on the State of Business and Human Rights
- News: $4.8 Trillion Investor Coalition Announces Support for the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark
Commentary & Podcasts
08 November 2016
- Commentary: Impact Investing - A New Player in Protecting Human Rights?
- Podcast: Richard Boele on the Role of Corporate Advisors
- Commentary: How elephants can dance: Unilever’s human rights report sets a new benchmark for business
- Commentary: Progress in Corporate Accountability
08 November 2016
21 March 2016
16 May 2016