Comments on Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Draft Indicators

On September 30, 2015, MSI Integrity submitted comments to the public consultation on the proposed indicators for the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark. Consistent with our expertise, our submission focused solely on the indicators relating to multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs). Our full submission is publicly available on the CHRB consultation feedback website, and can be downloaded here. … Continue reading Comments on Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Draft Indicators

Gaining Focus: Stakeholder discussions on MSI effectiveness

Over the last few months, MSI Integrity has participated in a range of different discussions that all came back to the same theme: the effectiveness of MSIs. Participating in these dialogues—coordinated by organizations that ranged from universities to donor collaboratives to scientific communities—has made it clear that stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds are converging … Continue reading Gaining Focus: Stakeholder discussions on MSI effectiveness

EITI Governance Report translated by Albanian EITI Secretariat

On July 10, 2015 the Albania EITI Secretariat translated and published an Albanian version of our report on multi-stakeholder governance in EITI, Protecting the Cornerstone. In publishing the report, the Secretariat stated on the Collaboration 4 Development EITI Community of Practice website that they “found this report very important”. This translation offers wider audiences in Albania … Continue reading EITI Governance Report translated by Albanian EITI Secretariat

Power, Participation, and MSI Governance: Food for Thought from Harvard Law Discussion of EITI Governance Report

On March 24, 2015, the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School hosted Amelia Evans and Stephen Winstanley from MSI Integrity for a lunch discussion about the recently released report, “Protecting the Cornerstone: Assessing the Governance of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Groups”. While the report focuses on only the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), … Continue reading Power, Participation, and MSI Governance: Food for Thought from Harvard Law Discussion of EITI Governance Report

If you do it, “do it correctly:” DRC, Philippines, and USA experiences on the value of robust EITI governance

To kick off global discussions of MSI Integrity’s report Protecting the Cornerstone, PWYP hosted a panel discussion in Washington, DC on “Multi-stakeholder governance in EITI: opportunities and challenges” on February 12. The lively discussion included an introduction by Eddie Rich, Deputy Head of the EITI International Secretariat, who provoked much discussion with his views on … Continue reading If you do it, “do it correctly:” DRC, Philippines, and USA experiences on the value of robust EITI governance

“Protecting the Cornerstone” report on Multi-Stakeholder Governance in EITI Published

Today MSI Integrity released a landmark report on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), assessing whether national multi-stakeholder groups–the driving force in EITI–are operated and governed effectively. The report, “Protecting the Cornerstone,” comes at a timely moment for EITI as countries prepare for validation under the EITI Standard in 2015. Follow this link to learn more about the … Continue reading “Protecting the Cornerstone” report on Multi-Stakeholder Governance in EITI Published

MSI Integrity Special Page Launched on BHRRC

On June 13, 2014 the Business and Human Rights Resource Center (BHRRC) officially launched a Special Page dedicated to MSI Integrity’s tools, reports, and research and engagement projects.  The page will provide updated information about MSI Integrity’s evaluation tools, MSI evaluation reports, and details regarding current and past research projects and engagement programs. We hope … Continue reading MSI Integrity Special Page Launched on BHRRC

Country Visits to Independently Assess EITI Multi-Stakeholder Governance Complete

What does effective multi-stakeholder governance look like in practice? MSI Integrity co-founder Amelia Evans has recently completed in-country visits to the Philippines, DRC, Tanzania, Cameroon, and Azerbaijan to talk with civil society, community, government, and business representatives about their experiences with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). Amelia has been listening to the successes and challenges … Continue reading Country Visits to Independently Assess EITI Multi-Stakeholder Governance Complete

MSI Integrity Attending Wilton Park Conference on Effectiveness of MSIs

MSI Integrity has been invited and will attend an exclusive conference at Wilton Park in London, UK, from April 28-30 on a topic that is at the heart of MSI Integrity’s mission: “Increasing the effectiveness of multi-stakeholder initiatives through active collaboration”. Wilton Park is a globally recognized forum for strategic discussion that organizes over 50 … Continue reading MSI Integrity Attending Wilton Park Conference on Effectiveness of MSIs

Advisory Group Presents Recommendations and Considerations

MSI Integrity is pleased to announce that the Advisory Group officially presented the Board with its final report on October 16, 2013. The report contains considerations and recommendations for the Board, based on an extensive review of the feedback and comments received during the 2013 Global Consultation and Review Process. The report can be reviewed … Continue reading Advisory Group Presents Recommendations and Considerations