Standard-Setting MSIs: The Global Landscape

Standard-setting MSIs now operate in over 170 countries, engage over 50 national governments, and regulate over 65 Fortune Global 500 businesses with combined annual revenues of more than $5.4 trillion dollars. Learn more about MSI Integrity’s work to identify transnational standard-setting MSIs here.

Participation in Events and Public Discussions

MSI Integrity participates in a variety of events, forums, workshops, and informal discussions each year. Learn more about our public engagements here.

Rethinking MSIs Blog Series

To accompany its major report, Not Fit-For-Purpose, MSI Integrity partnered with Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic in the cross-posted 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.

Read the blog series here.

Affected Community Experiences of MSIs

MSIs are most often established with the intention of benefiting an identifiable stakeholder group, such as workers, small-scale farmers and local populations. However, there is little documentation of how these groups perceive MSIs or what they experience as a result of initiative implementation. Learn more about MSI Integrity’s research on affected community experiences of MSIs here.