The New Regulators? MSI Integrity and Duke Report on the Global Landscape of Standard-Setting MSIs


Today, MSI Integrity and the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics published a summary report on our new database of standard-setting multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs). In the report, The New Regulators? Assessing the Landscape of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives, we analyze 45 MSIs that set voluntary standards for business and government conduct on a … Continue reading The New Regulators? MSI Integrity and Duke Report on the Global Landscape of Standard-Setting MSIs

MSI Database: A Response to Reflections from the Center for Business and Human Rights at the NYU Stern School of Business


In June, MSI Integrity and the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, with pro bono support from the law firm Miller & Chevalier, launched the MSI Database, a searchable online resource for information about multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs). The database catalogues the design characteristics of 45 transnational standard-setting MSIs in the field … Continue reading MSI Database: A Response to Reflections from the Center for Business and Human Rights at the NYU Stern School of Business

Introducing the MSI Database: An Overview of the Global Landscape of Standard-Setting Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives


Today, MSI Integrity, the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and Miller & Chevalier launched the MSI Database, a searchable online resource for information about multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs). Available at www.msi-database.org, the website catalogues information about the scope, governance, and operations of transnational standard-setting MSIs. Since the 1990s, MSIs have emerged … Continue reading Introducing the MSI Database: An Overview of the Global Landscape of Standard-Setting Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

Research Workshop on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives at Occidental College: Introducing the Global MSI Research Network


Last month, the John Parke Young Initiative on the Global Economy at Occidental College, the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program, and MSI Integrity hosted academics and practitioners for a research workshop on multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs). Through research presentations and interactive discussions, participants reflected on what we know—and still don’t know—about the political dynamics, effectiveness, … Continue reading Research Workshop on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives at Occidental College: Introducing the Global MSI Research Network

Canary in the Coal Mine: Trump Administration Undermines a Global Anti-Corruption Initiative


This blog is designed to provoke thoughts and encourage debate about the function, effectiveness and role of MSIs. The views expressed here are the personal views of the author and are not the institutional positions or views of MSI Integrity. We welcome critiques and responses on the ideas below. If you would like to post a … Continue reading Canary in the Coal Mine: Trump Administration Undermines a Global Anti-Corruption Initiative

Voluntary Measures: Overreliance on MSIs in the U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct


This blog is designed to provoke thoughts and encourage debate about the function, effectiveness and role of MSIs. The views expressed here are the personal views of the author and are not the institutional positions or views of MSI Integrity. We welcome critiques and responses on the ideas below. If you would like to post … Continue reading Voluntary Measures: Overreliance on MSIs in the U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

Update: Duke MSI Workshop and North Carolina House Bill 2


On May 26, MSI Integrity and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University co-convened an academic workshop on the design and efficacy of multi-stakeholder initiatives. Because core human rights protections are under threat in the workshop’s host state of North Carolina as a result of the passage of House Bill 2 (HB-2), MSI Integrity … Continue reading Update: Duke MSI Workshop and North Carolina House Bill 2

Response to HB-2 and the upcoming Duke University Workshop on MSIs


On Thursday, MSI Integrity and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University will be co-convening an academic workshop on the design and efficacy of multi-stakeholder initiatives. This is part of MSI Integrity’s ongoing partnership with the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, which has been focused on mapping multi-stakeholder initiatives … Continue reading Response to HB-2 and the upcoming Duke University Workshop on MSIs

MSI Integrity: Expanding and Hiring


Since launching publicly in 2013, MSI Integrity has worked to foster a culture of critical reflection on whether multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) are effective at protecting and promoting human rights. In just a few years, we’ve held global consultations and public dialogues addressing questions of MSI effectiveness, released a major report into governance of the Extractive … Continue reading MSI Integrity: Expanding and Hiring

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