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12 Aug 2020

Impact & Products


1. Examples of our impact

Our company response process encourages companies to address human rights concerns raised by civil society. Examples of our impact include cases in Cambodia, China, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Pakistan, USA, Zimbabwe and elsewhere.

See here for examples of our impact during 2020.

Our products:

2. Weekly Updates

Our free Weekly Updates send the top stories on business and human rights to over 18,000 subscribers worldwide, many of whom are opinion-formers.  We invite companies to respond to reports that criticise their conduct, and include their responses alongside the original reports.  This keeps the Updates balanced, and encourages companies to publicly address human rights concerns being raised by civil society. 
Click here to find out more about the Weekly Updates and to sign up

3. Briefing Papers

For key countries like Myanmar, key issues like internet freedom and major sporting events, plus annual briefings for all regions of the world. We seek to highlight the struggles and advances in business and human rights, and amplify the voices of advocates. See a full list of our briefings papers here

4. Bulletins

We produce a range of bulletins, click to subscribe:

  • Weekly Update on Spanish & French-speaking countries
  • Monthly Update on German & Japanese countries plus global issues
  • Quarterly Update on African Issues
  • Quarterly Update on Chinese Investment Overseas
  • Quarterly Update on Corporate Legal Accountability
  • KnowTheChain newsletter

5. Big Issues

Our website features portals on Big Issues, which bring together in one place key materials on subjects of particular interest.  The following portals are currently available:

Covid-19 - Our in-depth area explores the implications of the outbreak for business and human rights

Natural Resources - The transition to net zero-carbon economies must be just and fair

Technology & Human Rights - The tech transformation brings human rights risks & opportunity

Human Rights Defenders & Civic Freedoms - Cases and action for human rights defenders & civic freedoms

Mandatory Due Diligence - Focusing on the global goal to legally require companies to undertake human rights due diligence

Gender, Business & Human Rights - Applying an intersectional approach is the most powerful way to end harm

Information technology - Freedom of expression, privacy and the right to protest

UN Guiding Principles - Includes implementation tools, and information on the UN Working Group

Labour Rights - Supporting and advancing the labour rights demands of workers in global supply chains

Corporate Legal Accountability - Global resource hub on corporate legal accountability

6. Media coverage

For media coverage of our work, see here.