GBI members convene twice a year to share best practices and challenges regarding corporate respect for human rights.
The objective is to support member companies to accelerate and enhance their own approaches, so successful meetings result in practical changes in the office and on the ground. Representatives from each member company attend these meetings, and members are encouraged to invite colleagues from across diverse operational functions to participate.
Sessions in the workshops are often framed around specific elements of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, spanning human rights policy commitment, human rights due diligence and remediation. Workshop sessions also address specific human rights dilemmas or discuss particular management systems (for example, enterprise risk, responsible procurement, or compliance) where members feel that peer leaning would be of value to them.
As well as participation and input from the Secretariat and expert advisors, the workshops often benefit from presentations and views from invited guests.