GBI has three key programmatic areas of activity: peer learning, outreach & capacity building and informing policy.


Informing Policy

GBI provides pragmatic and constructive business inputs into international and national policy developments on business and human rights. This starts with taking steps to update members and others about new policy and legal developments, then connecting stakeholders with GBI members and others in the business community. The priorities for engagement are: establishing an effective balance between government, corporate and civil society action; ensuring that strategies for scaling business uptake build on existing good practices; and promoting and informing government commitment and action in all regions of the world. More information on GBI’s informing policy work coming soon.

Peer Learning

GBI provides a unique platform for peer learning
 on implementation of corporate respect for human rights among business leaders in diverse industries. Facilitated collaborative sharing of member company approaches, practices, tools, challenges and innovations is structured using the GBI Peer Learning Framework and directed at implementing the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. GBI’s Peer Learning Framework covers six focus areas: policy, strategy and governance; integration; business relationships; human rights risks and issues; diverse geographies; and policy and legal developments.

Outreach & Capacity Building

GBI is a recognised leader in increasing awareness and commitment among the global business community, consistent with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. GBI’s outreach and capacity building programme creates new opportunities for business leaders from diverse markets to share practices and challenges with each other – and especially with subsidiaries, suppliers, customers and business partners.