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[PDF] Embedding Respect for Human Rights Within a Company’s Operations

From 12-13 June 2012, Shift held the first in a series of planned workshops with business leaders, co-hosted with the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The workshops form part of Shift’s Business Learning Program aimed at supporting implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by companies. The purpose of the workshop was to explore the challenge of embedding the responsibility to respect human rights in business enterprises...Introduction: Addressing the Challenge of ‘Embedding’ Respect for Human Rights...Demonstrating Effective Leadership...Organizing the Human Rights Function Within the Company...Creating the Space for Human Rights Amidst Competing Business Priorities...Communicating the Relevance of Human Rights at an Operational Level...

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