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A message from Executive Director Phil Bloomer

Now more than ever, advocates in NGOs and business need the information we provide to continue to put human rights at the centre of business.

We are a small non-profit with a huge mission. We can only provide our global coverage and Weekly Updates with donations from people like you.

Please consider contributing to our work today. No gift is too small!

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

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Partners & endorsements

1. Donors

2. Intl. advisory network & academic partners

3. Partner organizations

4. Endorsements


1. Donors

We are grateful to the following funders for their support:


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Ruth Turner Fund

Government Agencies

  • German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, supported by GIZ
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • The Swiss Confederation, represented by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Individual donors

  • We are grateful for the generous donations of individual donors listed here.

Past donors


  • Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation
  • Cherry Picker Foundation
  • Fondation des Droits de l'Homme au Travail
  • Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
  • JEHT Foundation
  • Network for Social Change
  • Philip and Pauline Harris Charitable Trust
  • Polden Puckham Charitable Foundation
  • Realizing Rights
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • Staples Trust
  • The Aspen Institute
  • The Joffe Charitable Trust
  • The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Government Agencies:

  • UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Amnesty International sections:

  • AI Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA

Corporate donations policy

To maintain our independence the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre will avoid any conflict of interest or reputation risk by not accepting donations directly from companies. Our primary sources of income come from independent foundations, governments and individual donors. The Resource Centre’s senior management team will review potential donations from corporate foundations, senior executives at major corporations, and pro-bono legal support on a case-by-case basis where the risk of conflict of interest and reputation risk is judged to be low.

2. International advisory network & academic partners

Our International Advisory Network of over 70 experts is chaired by Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and President of Ireland.

Our Academic Partners are 23 institutions recognised internationally for their expertise in issues relevant to business and human rights.

3. Partner organizations

We cooperate with a range of organisations on enhancing human rights in business. These include:

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4. Endorsements

  • “An essential guide to the world's companies and their records on human rights.”  
    Guardian newspaper
  • “No debate can move forward, no positive change can be made, without facts.  The Resource Centre is the only website to provide such a broad range of balanced information on business and human rights – company by company, country by country, issue by issue.” 
    Mary Robinson (President of Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice; former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; and former President of Ireland)
  • “The Resource Centre has won a big following among companies, governments, investors, non-government organizations and journalists.”
    Financial Times, “A Fair Approach to Human Rights
  • The Resource Centre was named by University of Connecticut in 2013 as recipient of the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights, a prize established “to honour outstanding individuals and organizations that have made a significant effort to advance the cause of international justice and global human rights.”
  • The Resource Centre has been named by American Library Association as one of the world's best reference websites
  • It was included on the Phoenix 50 List, announced at Skoll World Forum 2009: “There are many organizations dedicated to promoting human rights, but very few that focus on the interface with business — and none that do it as well as the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.  It is the leading player helping grow a whole generation of organizations and networks which promote human rights issues within global business.”
  • Bloomberg has added our news section to the newsfeed on its equity terminals
  • The United Nations, Intl. Labour Organization, and OECD, have, at their request, linked their sites to the Resource Centre's site.