On March 17, 2014, the Board of MSI Integrity announced that it has adopted the core recommendations that resulted from our inaugural global consultation and review process. The complete statement detailing the developments announced by the Board can be downloaded here: MSI Integrity Board Announcement March 17 2014.
This announcement followed careful review of the Advisory Group Recommendations and Considerations Report (“Report”), conducted between November 2013 and February 2014. An Advisory Group of experts with backgrounds in business, human rights, government and academia presented the report to the Board on October 16, 2013. The report was based on a thorough review of the comments and feedback received during the consultation process.
More than 100 individuals and organizations provided written comments or participated in the ten regional meetings held on six continents. The comments and feedback throughout the process affirmed the need to establish objective methods for evaluating multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs), and to facilitate research and share learning regarding the effectiveness of MSIs from a human rights perspective. The process also provided valuable feedback for MSI Integrity to improve our approaches and criteria for evaluating MSIs, and maximize our contribution to MSIs that are addressing business and human rights.
The consultation feedback demonstrated that there is very strong support for MSI Integrity’s mission and work. The recommendations from the Advisory Group focused on further developing MSI Integrity’s proposed methodology and mandate, and also suggested some minor modifications to our evaluation methodology. The full list of recommendations is available in the Report. To implement these recommendations, the Board has announced the following:
MSI Integrity will respond to the growing demand for research and learning opportunities for MSIs and affected stakeholders. This includes:
In the long term, MSI Integrity will continue to focus on developing methodologies to understand the on-the-ground impact of MSIs from a human rights perspective. MSI Integrity recognizes the challenges of assessing impact and has begun to build research networks to combine existing expertise regarding impact assessment. Targeted research projects (discussed above) will also allow for controlled experimentation of impact assessment methodologies.
In keeping with MSI Integrity’s commitment to strive for engagement and reflexive consultation with all stakeholders, public global consultations will be held every three to five years to seek feedback on the major components of MSI Integrity’s work.
To download the complete announcement, click here: MSI Integrity Board Announcement March 17 2014.
Last updated: March 17, 2014