HRIBP: Bringing Humanity to Business

HrIBPLogo2The Human Rights in Business Program is dedicated to improving the human rights of individuals and communities worldwide who are impacted by business and economic development. HRIBP strives to identify and reinforce the positive contributions that the private sector can make towards fostering human and environmental well-being, while finding means to mitigate the more detrimental effects of economic activities on human rights protections.

HRIBP advances human rights in businesses through applied and policy relevant research on key human rights and business issues, and support of practical initiatives focused on actively channeling business activities to positively impact on human rights and the environment. HRIBP works in a collaborative fashion with businesses and their stakeholders, providing a neutral convening space to identify common ground on means to improve governance and foster rights-respecting corporate cultures. Housed within an institution of higher learning, HRIBP offers educational programs for students entering the field of human rights, professionals seeking skills development, and the general public to raise awareness on current topics and pressing issues at the nexus of human rights and business.

Our name has changed

The Initiative for Human Rights in Business has changed its name. We are now the Human Rights in Business Program.

Business and HR at Sea Flyer

Register for this webinar which will examine the applicability of the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights to the maritime industry. Speakers will address the unique operating environment of the maritime industry and recently developed standards for private maritime security provision. The founder of Human Rights at Sea will be on hand to introduce his new initiative to translate the UN Guiding Principles into the maritime context.

HRIBP Hosts Panel on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles

On Thursday, February 6th, the Human Rights in Business Program hosted a panel discussion on business and human rights,”BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS: How is the Global Business Community Responding to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Three Years After its...

The Montreux Document Five Years On: Growing Acceptance Despite Mixed Record

From December 11 to 13, 2013, the Swiss Government, with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), hosted the Montreux +5 Conference in Montreux, Switzerland. Montreux +5 brought...

The Fight for Justice Continues: Six Amici Submitted Briefs to The Court in Support of the Abu Ghraib torture survivors

In response to the judgment of the Fourth Circuit district court in the Al Shimari v. CACI International Inc., which dismissed the case and required plaintiffs to pay CACI $13,731.61 for the legal fees, six amici briefs were submitted on Nov 9th with the Fourth Circuit Court of...

Increasing Shareholder Profits: the need to restructure a faltering model

Why has corporate governance placed so much importance on the value of shareholders?  Is it that shareholders contribute the most to the corporation?  Or is it that corporate stability is based on making the shareholders happy?  Steven Pearlstein addresses these issues in his...