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, and impact of MSIs two

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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 a long-form response, or contribute

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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 reached out to LGBTQ+ student

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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 (MSIs). The event will include

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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 Industries Transparency Initiative and are

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