At Article One, we understand how hard it can be to advance human rights within a company.
Companies are often faced with challenges including:
- Lack of clarity around the role of a company when it comes to human rights, with unclear boundaries for responsibility
- Lack of internal expertise to appropriately assess risks and design mitigation strategies
- Difficulty in securing internal buy-in to take necessary action once a clear path has been determined
- Barriers for true integration of human rights and sustainability management across the company and key functions
- Difficulty shifting from a reactive stance to a more proactive role in managing these issues
- Trouble reaching and constructively dialoguing with different stakeholder groups.
We also understand the challenges that other actors, such as states and multilateral institutions, face when trying to engage companies on human rights. These include engaging SMEs on their human rights responsibilities, working with companies to translate policy into actionable and practical guidance, and helping companies to move beyond compliance in their management of these issues.
The good news is this: Our team brings a unique skill-set to help our clients effectively address and overcome these challenges. At Article One:
WE GET BUSINESS
Article One’s team of experts worked in executive suites, on the factory floor and everywhere in between. As a result, we know how to successfully articulate human rights and sustainability risks and opportunities to senior management, and navigate paths to secure buy-in from the top. We are effective at translating international standards and stakeholder expectations into practical guidance for business audiences. Lastly, we take a comprehensive approach to corporate human rights management, and have a firm grasp on advancing integration of sustainability and human rights respect across business operations.
The end result of our approach is a win-win: Our clients receive practical, business-relevant strategies that drive impact.
WE BRING THE A-TEAM
Article One’s team of advisors bring significant experience advising business on human rights and sustainability. What’s more, our senior-level experts that design your project will also execute it and in doing so, embed their knowledge and expertise in your company or organization.
Our team provides strong, multi-dimensional human rights and sustainability expertise to our clients. By combining our legal, operational, and multi-industry consulting experience, we bring complimentary perspectives that contribute to building robust solutions to complex issues.
WE HAVE YOUR BACK
At Article One, we are committed to working side-by-side with you as a trusted advisor. We combine the deep and diverse expertise of a larger firm with the responsiveness and trust you can only get from a small and specialized consultancy. We adapt to different business cultures and environments to fit in seamlessly as an extra member of your team. At every turn, we seek to champion our client’s work internally, and where appropriate, externally – helping to ensure internal success and external recognition.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you.