About Institute for Human Rights and Business

Founded in 2009, 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’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 IHRB’s work on migrant workers and the financial, extractives and ICT sectors respectively.  In addition, IHRB serves as the secretariat for the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights and is a founding partner in the first wide-scale benchmark on corporate human rights performance.

IHRB works across its programmes with public and private sector partners in both developing and developed countries. In particular, IHRB has founded centres for responsible business in Myanmar and Colombia that mirror its mission and activities at a local level, and has undertaken extensive research on the extractives sector in Kenya.

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