Jakarta, 6 November 2014—Today, a unique and timely conference will be held in Jakarta to explore the responsibilities of business regarding human rights – including good practices, innovations and challenges. Over 150 representatives from Indonesian private and state-owned enterprises, multinational companies, and civil society experts will convene to exchange experiences, share challenges, and suggest ways forward […]
Manila, 4 November 2014—Caroline Rees, President of Shift, visited Manila this month to present the Reporting and Assurance Framework Initiative (RAFI) at an event organized by Shift and the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights-Asia (ESCR-Asia), in cooperation with the Makati Business Club, Integrity Initiative, the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, Asia Pacific Pathways […]
Jakarta, 7 July 2014 — The Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) announces the conclusion of a research project on a potential set of standards, aimed at strengthening the use of the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGP) by business enterprises. The UNGP was unanimously adopted by the Human Rights Council on 6 June 2011. An authoritative […]
Singapore, 14 June 2014 — On 12 June 2014, the ASEAN CSR Network (ACN) launched the “ASEAN CSR Vision 2020” initiative in Singapore. Ms. Michelle Staggs Kelsall, Deputy Director of the Human Rights Resource Centre, attended the noteworthy event and extended the Centre’s commendation for the important work ACN is doing to raise awareness on corporate […]
Jakarta, 16 April 2014 — Shift and Mazars, together with the HRRC, recapitulates in a ‘Take-Aways’ from RAFI Consultations in 2013 the key messages that the RAFI Project Team drew from the expert multi-stakeholder consultations it held in Jakarta, London and New York in October and November 2013, as well as the project workshops in […]
Jakarta, 16 April 2014 — During the ASEAN People’s Forum/ASEAN Civil Society Conference, held in Yangon from the 21st to the 23rd of March, HRRC’s Deputy Director, Michelle Staggs Kelsall shared conclusions drawn from HRRC’s 2013 Baseline Study on Business and Human Rights in ASEAN and other on-going projects, particularly the Business and Human Rights Reporting and […]
Jakarta, 14 April 2014 — On 25 March 2014, JSL Stainless Limited held a consultation meeting on the Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative in New Delhi. The consultation was organized in collaboration with the Centre for Responsible Business and was attended predominantly by participants from the business sector, but with a number also from investment, civil society and government backgrounds. A full copy of the meeting summary can be downloaded here.