March 22, 2016 – A new database launched today gathers together for the first time companies’ own reporting about how they are implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Database, developed by Shift, shows how companies’ current disclosure responds to the key questions about their performance posed in the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework. The UNGP Reporting Framework, launched in 2015 by Shift and Mazars, is the world’s first comprehensive guidance for companies to report on how they respect human rights.
“Ultimately, investors want to protect value by knowing human rights risks are being monitored and managed by the companies they invest in. The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework provides smart and comprehensive guidance that means investors can more effectively identify and understand human rights risks in their portfolio. With the latest database, companies now also have a means to compare their reporting — and performance — to that of their peers, and compare it to the questions of the Reporting Framework.” – Lauren Compere, Managing Director at Boston Common Asset Management
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