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.
Shop window of Ralph Lauren, Prince’s Building, Central, Hong Kong (Wikimedia Commons). By Fola Adeleke A version of this contribution was originally published by Afronomics
by Zobaida Khan After the devastating and avoidable collapse of the Rana Plaza in 2013 in Bangladesh, two innovative multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) emerged: the Alliance
by Judy Gearhart The phenomenon of multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) has spread rapidly across the globe since the 1990s, with governments and multinational corporations (MNCs) alike
by Rebecca Tweedie and Tyler Giannini The opening blog in this series laid out two different paths MSIs could have taken: The allure [of MSIs]
“The MSI Integrity report makes clear that ethical certification schemes alone are not instruments of human rights protection. They are not effective in ensuring accountability
by Jaff Bamenjo, Coordinator of RELUFA/Cameroon Multi-stakeholder Initiatives (MSIs) emerged in the 1990s as frameworks for engagement between governments, the private sector and civil society
by Harris Gleckman Multi-stakeholder standard-setting organizations, or multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs), are part of a wider political push to introduce multi-stakeholderism as a legitimate component in
Contact: Teddy Ostrow firstname.lastname@example.org +1 (718) 594-5873 MSI Integrity publishes study based on a decade of research with searing critique of traditional corporate social responsibility
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