The presentation below is an introductory exploration of the origins and content of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights as elaborated in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UN GPs), which were unanimously endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011. The UN GPs detail the need for companies to conduct a human rights due diligence process to identify, prevent, mitigate, and account for how they address their human rights impacts. A growing number of companies are recognizing the business case for adhering to the UN GPs.

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