The 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.
The Initiative for Human Rights in Business has changed its name. We are now the Human Rights in Business Program.
This webinar examined the applicability of the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights to the maritime industry. Speakers addressed the unique operating environment of the maritime industry and recently developed standards for private maritime security provision. The founder of Human Rights at Sea introduced his new initiative to translate the UN Guiding Principles into the maritime context.