In today's environment, a diverse range of stakeholders—including consumers, employees, media organizations, and NGOs—are increasingly concerned with the impact of businesses on human rights. The Business & Human Rights Accelerator programme is designed to help companies translate these concerns into actionable steps. Within a span of six months, participating companies will learn how to identify, assess, and mitigate human rights impacts, while also mastering the art of communicating these efforts transparently to stakeholders. This initiative was launched in response to a growing corporate focus on human rights diligence and will include discussions on relevant legislation such as Canada's Bill S-211 and Bill 262.
The programme offers a detailed roadmap structured around 6 key stages. Each stage consists of multiple activities designed to foster both theoretical understanding and practical implementation of your human rights action plan.
Who Can Join?
The six-month programme comprises six key stages, each with a unique focus—from understanding UN Global Compact principles to developing a comprehensive remedy plan.
Applications Open: 6 September 2023
Application Deadline: 15 December 2023
Accelerator Begins: February 2024
Join the ranks of responsible businesses making a tangible difference in human rights. For more information, contact our Sustainability Coordinator, Megan Grace Halferty at firstname.lastname@example.org. Adhere to your corporate responsibilities and seize the opportunity to advance human rights in your business operations and supply chain. The Business & Human Rights Accelerator provides a comprehensive, collaborative, and authoritative path to accomplish just that. Is your company ready to move from commitment to action?
If you're interested in joining the UN Global Compact and tapping into its vast network in Canada, we invite you to take the next step. Become a Participant and help lead the charge to advance sustainable development and social responsibility with us.Join Today
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