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

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

EITI Governance Assessment to be released on February 12 – do you want to discuss the findings?


On February 12, 2015, MSI Integrity will release Protecting the Cornerstone: Assessing the Governance of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Groups. The report will present the findings and recommendations from our 2014 independent research project to assess whether the multi-stakeholder groups (MSGs) at the national level in the EITI — which are responsible for implementation of the EITI process … Continue reading EITI Governance Assessment to be released on February 12 – do you want to discuss the findings?

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