Business and Human Rights (BHR)
We are a passionate team, focused on improving corporate human rights impacts and corporate and investments ESG performance worldwide. We are based in Barcelona and Bogota but we work all around the world. We have more than 20 years of expertise.
We are specialized in sustainability, innovation, human rights, impact and risk assessment and due diligence. We team up with our clients to jointly innovate and raise their human rights performance to the next level.
Meet our team.
We are regularly hosting a variety of events and training activities that are directly related to the most pertinent and up-to-date agenda in the business and human rights and ESG field.
These activities and trainings address how best to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) within your organization, as well as various other topics to improve the understanding of the UNGP and overall sustainable business perspectives such as ESG.
We work with companies, governments, multilaterals, civil society organizations and communities to put into practice the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) as well as other strategic business and ESG frameworks and tools.
All our projects are socially innovative in the way we approach human rights and ESG performance.
Learn more about our methodology and tools.
Some of our partnering initiatives
We work closely with the following initiatives and partners, which are at the forefront of social innovation in the area of human rights.
Sharing Rights is a platform to share ideas about labour standards and working conditions. The website is full of practical and great ideas on how to improve access to rights for workers.
This initiative aims to develop a model framework of Human Security Business Partnership to encourage collaboration between the private sector, the public sector, and civil society to address a wide range of security needs on the ground - working towards the UN’s Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
BHR is member of the Expert Working Group of academics and practitioners which is supporting and developing the Human Security Business Partnerships Project.
The UNGP Reporting Framework and its 31 “smart” questions guide a company through the steps they should take to both manage human rights risks and report on them.
BHR has reviewed and given its support to the Spanish translation of the Reporting Framework in collaboration with Shift. You can find the tool here.
BHR and the Spanish Local Network of the Global Compact signed in 2016 a collaboration agreement in the fields of research and capacity-building.
BHR is therefore providing the Spanish network members with especialised on-line learning units and in site training on key issues related to business and human rights such as the implementation of the UNGP.
BHR is the technical assistance of the Business, Conflict and Human Rights Network (BCHR). It is in charge of the coordination of its annual meeting, website and digital newsletter. The Network brings together researchers, practitioners and NGO representatives from various fields with the aim of researching and analysing the role of business in conflict situations as well as the violations of human and peoples’ rights and other social and environmental impacts that such involvement may have. It also looks at the potential role of companies in relation to peace building.
Since 2015, BHR is partnering with DCAF (The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces) in the dissemination of human rights good practices within the Spanish security sector. This initiative is supported by the Swiss Federal Government.
BHR is partnering with Semilla in the implementation of due diligence projects. They support us in the Latin America region. They have more than 10 years of experience in consulting services in the field of ethics, sustainability and corporate governance.
Value4Chain is a technological startup that provides services in the field of information management in value chains. They provide platforms for sustainable management of value chains and supply chain.
For more than 18 years, we have worked with companies to tackle some of the world’s most challenging human rights issues
Maria Prandi, Founder and CEO of BHR
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