Human Rights Risk & Impact Assessments

We conduct human rights risk and impact assessments for the world’s most ethical firms in their most challenging markets.
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Under the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights (UNGPs), companies are obliged to “know and show” how they address human rights impacts, to ensure transparency and accountability to stakeholders. Many firms are also subject to evolving regulatory requirements for companies to report on how they conduct human rights due diligence.

Our Human Rights practice assembles industry-leading multilingual project teams to conduct on-the-ground field research for investors and companies on their human rights impacts. Stakeholder engagement is at the heart of our approach, combining meaningful consultation with workers, communities and other affected rightsholders with commentary from local and regional experts, and in-depth public domain research.

Case studies

  • Identifying human rights risks in operations and value chains.
  • Analysing and prioritising salient human rights risks based on the principles of severity and likelihood, as defined in the UNGPs.
  • Providing actionable recommendations to mitigate risks and enhance human rights performance based on: whether the client is causing, contributing or directly linked to a risk, the amount of leverage it has, and its current management of the risk.
  • Developing action plans with clear allocation of responsibilities and key performance indicators (KPIs) to support clients to put our recommendations into practice.
  • Preparing public-facing assessment reports and hosting roundtables to share findings with rightsholders and other stakeholders.
  • Carrying out conflict-sensitive human rights due diligence following UN guidance

Our Experts

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We work with ambitious leaders who want to define the future, not hide from it. Together, we achieve extraordinary outcomes.