Summary of Dialogue with Business Practitioners on National Action Plans

From August 2013 to April 2014, the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) convened a series of 6 dialogues with over 240 experts and practitioners across stakeholder groups and world regions to gather inputs and recommendations in relation to the ICAR – DIHR National Action Plans (NAPs) Project. The NAPs Project is aimed at developing a Toolkit to support national implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), including through the development of national baseline studies, NAPs, and follow-up mechanisms that aim to give practical effect to the UNGPs.

As part of this series of dialogues, the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI) hosted the NAPs Project’s Dialogue with Business Practitioners in London, United Kingdom on 9 April 2014. The primary aims of the Dialogue were to understand business perspectives on the development of NAPs and to provide business input into key projects and processes led by civil society and States. The Dialogue brought together approximately 48 participants, including representatives of companies and business associations, from a wide array of sectors and geographical regions.

The NAPs Project Team extends special thanks to GBI for its excellent support and collaboration in this endeavor.

You can download the summary report by clicking here: Business Dialogue - ICAR-DIHR-GBI - Key Themes

For more information on the NAPs Project, contact Sara Blackwell, ICAR’s Legal and Policy Associate, at sara@accountabilityroundtable.org.