The International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have issued a joint statement in advance of a two-day meeting on Human...more
17 November 2015.
The 2015 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights takes place in Geneva from 16 to 18 November. IHRB is co-organising, moderating or speaking at a number of sessions.
13 November 2015.
The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, 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, has jointly published with the Danish Institute...more
06 September 2015.
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 2015.
The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, 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, has jointly published with the creators of the...more
05 June 2015.
IHRB, together with the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRCC), Aviva Investors, Calvert Investments, Eiris and VBDO, today announce the launch of the first wide-scale project to rank companies on their human rights performance.
A total of 500 of the top global companies from four key...more
03 December 2014.
In a letter to FIFA President Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and John Ruggie, former UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, on behalf of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), urge football’s...more
11 June 2014.
A year ago today, over 1,100 Bangladeshi garment workers lost their lives when, despite prior warnings, the building in which they were working collapsed. Over 2,500 more were injured in the disaster, some crippled for life.
This statement is issued by The B Team.
The victims of the Rana Plaza...more
28 April 2014.
The Voluntary Principles initiative (VPs) was established in 2000 to guide companies in maintaining the safety and security of their operations within a framework that encourages respect for human rights. Participants in the VPs initiative include companies, governments and civil society as well as...more
17 March 2014.
In June 2013, the European Commission issued three Guides on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights for Employment & Recruitment agencies, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) companies and Oil & Gas companies, written by IHRB and Shift.
What the Guides Do:...more
01 June 2013.