Not Fit-For-Purpose aims to spur discussion and debate among and between policymakers, scholars, journalists, activists, and rights holders in a variety of forums about the role of MSIs in addressing business-related human rights abuses..
To launch this discussion, we have partnered with Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic in the blog series, “Rethinking Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives.” The series shares critical perspectives on MSIs from a range of voices, with a particular focus on whether they are working for rights holders and whether we need to rethink the role of MSIs as human rights tools.
We invite all interested parties to reach out to us with questions, concerns, feedback, new perspectives to share or for further dialogue about our work and the greater MSI field. To submit these, please contact us here.
By Manon Wolfkamp, David Ollivier de Leth and Mariëtte van Huijstee Between 2014 and 2019, Dutch businesses in garments and textile, banking, forestry, gold, food
“This month, researchers at MSI Integrity released “Not-Fit-For-Purpose,” their final report about these practices, and the culmination of a decade of analysis. The verdict? This
“We need to shift away from this reliance on voluntary initiatives—period—and actually start to demand that our governments do what they’re supposed to do, which
“This exciting new study underscores the unprecedented effectiveness of the the Fair Food Program, and the urgency of the need to expand the broader WSR
by Tyler Giannini and Amelia Evans Ten years ago, our clinic was asked to figure out a way to evaluate whether multi-stakeholder initiatives—or MSIs for
“The Institute for Multi-Stakeholder Initiative Integrity (MSI Integrity) […] released a report concluding that global efforts by some of the world’s largest multinational corporations, governments,
“The study of 40 global voluntary initiatives, including emblematic on-pack labelling schemes such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Fairtrade International, identifies multiple failures
For the past three decades, the corporate accountability and business and human rights communities have been in a process of experimentation, searching for interventions that
Report by MSI Integrity finds prominent corporate oversight initiatives fail to effectively detect and remedy abuses; calls for more regulation of corporations. Berkeley, California, July