Research and analysis has now been completed on the Phase 1 Pilot Study conducted in partnership with Sustainalytics, a leading independent research firm with extensive experience assessing the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of global companies.
The purpose of the study was to test the latest iteration of our Phase 1 methodology on 12 companies. Based on what we’ve learned from the pilot, we will further revise the methodology and research process before implementing the full Phase 1 ranking for public launch in late 2015. To that end, we have written the first draft of a pilot report. Over the next several weeks we will seek feedback on the draft from stakeholders and experts. After further revision we plan to publish it later in March.
We are also pleased to announce the publication of several new documents that help to explain the research and consultation process that we undertook to develop the methodology:
- An updated discussion of Human Rights Risk Scenarios
- An background paper on the project’s Theory and Strategy
- An overview plus individual summaries of the findings and recommendations from our 2013-2014 Phase 1 Case Study Research that informed the drafting of the methodology.
Links to those documents and other resources related to the methodology development, plus links to all versions of the methodology, can be found on this page.