GBI and allied organisations commission The Economist Intelligence Unit to conduct global programme of research on business awareness, commitment and progress on human rights

An alliance of organisations, of which the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights is a part, has commissioned The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to carry out a global programme of research to build understanding of business awareness, commitment and progress regarding human rights. As part of the research, the EIU will aim to secure responses from 750 businesses from around the world, to investigate motivators for business action, whether businesses have made a formal commitment to respect human rights, how they are approaching implementation of that commitment, and the extent to which the environment in which businesses operate helps or hinders their ability to respect human rights. Of the 750 respondents, the EIU will seek to secure 50% of the responses from C-suite executives and 50% from senior managers across diverse business functions.  For more information please see our press release.