Human Rights Guidance Tool for the Financial Sector
About this Tool

The Human Rights Guidance Tool for the Financial Sector was launched in 2007 at UNEP FI Global Roundtable in Melbourne and updated in 2011, with the involvement of a number of stakeholders committed to the advancement of the business and human rights agenda. The tool was fully revised in 2014, and consultations with UNEP FI members and relevant stakeholders will continue for its further improvement.

The tool was made possible with support from Barclays.

Project Team

UNEP FI Social Issues Advisory Group

David Pitt-Watson, Inflection Point Capital Management (Chair)
Philippa Birtwell, in collaboration with Vicky McAllister, Barclays
Eleftheria Patakaki, Alpha Bank
Vicky Beukes, Nedbank


Sabina Timco, Social Issues Coordinator
Richard Hansen, Webmaster
Robert Wilson, Designer

Sally Britton Consulting Ltd

Sally Britton, Director

UNEP FI would like to extend special thanks to:

  • Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP for their legal review of the online guidance tool
  • EIRIS for providing information on countries of concern

We would like to thank all of the individuals and organisations involved with the UNEP FI Social Issues Advisory Group for their efforts and support throughout the production of this guidance tool.

In particular we would like to mention ABN AMRO, Citigroup, F&C Asset Management, Intesa SanPaolo, Nedbank, Standard Chartered, UBS AG, Westpac Bank, UniCredit Group, WestLB AG, INCAE - CLACDS Business School, Aim for Human Rights, FundaciĆ³n Social, WWF SA, Universidad de los Andes, Amnesty International Swiss Section.


December 2014     United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative