Institute for Human Rights and Business

Institute for Human Rights and Business

Join date: February 2017

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The Institute for Human Rights and Business  (IHRB) is the leading international think tank on business and human rights. IHRB’s mission is to shape policy, advance practice and strengthen accountability in order to make respect for human rights part of everyday business. IHRB works across its programmes with public and private sector partners in both developing and developed countries.

IHRB’s programmes are organised around key ‘flows’ fundamental to social and economic development, namely: flows of workers, flows of finance, flows of commodities and flows of information. These underpin in particular IHRB’s work on migrant workers and the financial, extractives and ICT sectors respectively.  In addition, IHRB is developing a programme on human rights and mega-sporting events and is a founding partner in the development of the first wide-scale benchmark on corporate human rights performance. 

All businesses have a responsibility to prevent the exploitation of workers taking place, anywhere in their operations. It’s a key part of global supply chain management. The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative provides a dynamic framework for the industry to address some of the important challenges they face. 

– John Morrison
Chief Executive, Institute for Human Rights and Business